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Google Web History

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 21 Apr 2007 14:26:47 -0400

Your slice of the web
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 4:23:00 PM
Posted by Payam Shodjai, Product Manager for Personalization

I'll probably visit more than 100 web pages today, and so will
hundreds of millions of people. Printed and bound together, the web
pages you'll visit in just one day are probably bigger than the book
sitting on your night table. Over the next month alone, that's an
entire bookcase full! The idea of having access to this virtual
library of information has always fascinated me. Imagine being able
to search over the full text of pages you've visited online and
finding that one particular quote you remember reading somewhere
months ago. Imagine always knowing exactly where you saw something
online, like that priceless YouTube video of your friend attempting
to perform dance moves from a bygone age. Better yet, imagine having
this wealth of information work for you to make searching for new
information easier and faster.

Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Web History, a new
feature for Google Account users that makes it easy to view and
search across the pages you've visited. If you remember seeing
something online, you'll be able to find it faster and from any
computer with Web History. Web History lets you look back in time,
revisit the sites you've browsed, and search over the full text of
pages you've seen. It's your slice of the web, at your fingertips.

How does Web History work? All you need is a Google Account and the
Google Toolbar with PageRank enabled. The Toolbar, as part of your
browser, helps us associate the pages you visit with your Google
Account. If you're currently a Search History user, you'll notice
that we've renamed Search History to Web History to reflect this new
functionality. To sign up for Web History, visit .

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