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Google Global Firefox Extension Version 2.2

Google GlobalIt’s been a while since our last Google Global update. We’ve been kicked into gear by the forceful upgrade of Firefox to 3.6 lately too. For those of you who have been holding off upgrading Firefox to the latest and greatest version so you could continue to use Google Global, the wait is over. Today we would like to announce the release of the latest version of Google Global.

The latest version comes with whole host of backend improvements, a lot of code re-writing, a much smaller memory footprint and a really snazzy new logo/icon that fits with our new free Internet marketing tools suite that will be released this year and finally an in-built auto update system so you wont have to worry about coming back to find updates, they will be automatically installed for your convenience.

So head on over to the new Google Global page which will detail the changes and let you download, install and get back to your search engine marketing.

As usual, the tool is free and while we appreciate bug reports, feature requests and general feedback, we can unfortunately not offer individual support to everyone.

Finally, if you have found this tool useful, please help us spread the word, tell your friends, tweet about it and if you really like it, we would love if you could blog about it. For those of you who have found the tool helpful and are kind enough to blog about Google Global, drop us a mail and we will add you to the beta test group where you can test future versions before they are released. These include:

  • A Google Chrome version
  • Support for Yahoo
  • Support for Bing
  • LBL support
  • AdTest Support

We release our tools for free and appreciate each and every one of you who use them every day. Thank you. Each and every one of you.


  1. avatar
    Andrew@BloggingGuide Says:
    March 17th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I have not yet upgraded my firefox browser but will do it now. Thanks for the reminder. Will be retweeting this.

    Reply

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    Faith Says:
    March 17th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Great! This tool already work on my end. No more problem on my end and I like the icon for this tool. Thanks so much for sharing this latest version Dave.

    Reply

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    Andy Beard Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Give us an “official” syndicated page on Buzz to pimp Dave :)

    Reply

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    Michael Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Finally we can use global google again! My boss at Auto Shipping Network wanted to upgrade everyone to the new firefox. Now we can get back on track shipping all those cars

    Reply

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    Dave Davis Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    @Andrew and @Faith, thanks so much for the kind words.

    @Andy, I was against buzz from the start on privacy grounds, I spent 4 hours (yes, 4 hours) cleaning up my google reader shared items yesterday and on top of that the widget we were using on the DL page slowed the hell out of the page, even when loaded last.

    Finally, I still have not got my head fully around what buzz actually does. Just like wave, I’ll wait a year before I use it ;) Any ideas?

    @Michael, wow, thanks for the massive endorsement, I had no idea how mission critical it was for you ;) We should probably release a paid version ;)

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    Dave Davis Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Oh, and Andy, thanks for the review on mozilla.org, very much appreciated!

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    SEO Doctor Says:
    March 20th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Does is block any kind of personal results you might get?

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    Dave Davis Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    SEO Doctor, there is an option to turn off personalization in the settings/options. Unfortunately, there is no way to remove the new starred results just yet. Google has not released any information on if it’s possible and/or how to do it.

    Reply

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    GL Hoffman Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Nice blog, Dave. I like all the free and important information you give out to people. What you give out comes back to you, always.

    Reply

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    Deborah Bradley Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Finally time for me to update this old firefox version, I’m just waiting for the latest Google Global release and finally its here thank you.

    Reply

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    pThomas-Coder Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the post i had no idea this tool existed. I’m living in Maryland and working with my partner on his site who lives in Boston. This tool will help a lot.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

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    Miklo Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Love the plugin but is there any way to remove the Google Global icon from the top menu bar?? I installed into the latest version of firefox and the very colorful (and a bit overpowering) logo now appears right beside my home button.

    I like using this plugin by right-clicking and then selecting the country for the global search – not fond on the idea of crowding my top menu bar.

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    Raju Says:
    March 28th, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Thank you for informing about latest google global. I am keen to use this. I can’t wait a second.

    Reply

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    Bob Says:
    March 28th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Your release notes say that one of the new things is : “A new icon/logo. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.”

    No, I won’t get used to it. Because I would rather disable the extension than see that distracting icon next to my URL bar.

    The amazing thing is that if I right-click and choose ‘Customize’ to remove the icon from the toolbar, it does disappear… until I restart firefox and the logo comes back again. Seems like you really want to make sure that I can’t avoid seeing that icon?! I wouldn’t even mind so much if the logo was in the statusbar where most other extensions place their icons (and they have options to remove the icon), but up next to the URL bar is way too distracting. So, this extension will be disabled for now and hoping to see an optional icon in future releases.

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    Dave Davis Reply:March 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Bob, thanks for your comment and honest feedback. One of the things that we’ve added to this new version is an anonymous form on uninstall to submit feedback on why a user chose to uninstall the extension. Your feedback is perfectly valid and a few others have complained about the same issue.

    It was added by default to this version because a lot of users had problems getting it to show in the menu bar despite the instructions. This seems to have been a bad call for us, especially for “power users”. The option to have remove it is top priority in the next version.

    Thanks for your honest feedback.

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    Backlink Building Says:
    March 28th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I was anxiously awaiting this update as I just started using the add-on a couple of weeks ago and I love it! Thank you for sharing this and I’ll be adding your rss for my subscribers to read!

    Reply

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    Smashing Photos Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Nice tool. I’m going to test it for sure. Thx!

    Reply

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    Dave Davis Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Miklo, please see my feedback to Bob. We’re working on it. Thanks for the feedback.

    Reply

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    SEM Services Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Never heard of this before, just came across it whilst surfing the net. Looks cool. I’ll remember to update my FireFox and get Google Global. Thanks for the heads up!

    Reply

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    Fintan Says:
    April 2nd, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Dave

    Thanks for the great plugin, I have been recommending it to people for years.

    Just a quick question, you say the plugin has “LDL” and “Adtest” support, what exactly does that mean?

    Thanks

    Reply

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    Dave Davis Says:
    April 2nd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Fintan,
    Thanks for the comment and kind words on the extension.

    Actually, the NEXT version has LBL (not LDL) support which is local business listing support.

    The adtest support when enabled will insure that no impressions are generated on any of the ads in the search results. Considering CTR can impact quality score quite a bit ( http://www.redflymarketing.com/blog/how-to-improve-quality-score-the-ultimate-guide/ ), it’s not right or fair that other advertisers (or yourself) should suffer inflated impressions from testing. It’s recommended by Google and it ensures that you cannot click on competitors ads either.

    Again, that’s in the next release. It will be automatically updated when it’s ready if you install the current version. We probably wont pollute the blog much more with news of it’s release. That can be found on the dedicated page here:

    http://www.redflymarketing.com/internet-marketing-tools/google-global/

    Hope that clears things up!

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    Urban Mapz Says:
    April 4th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Brilliant application, and will be going for the update straight away. Hope development on this long continues!

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  22. avatar
    Phan Says:
    April 5th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Nice extension i will use it

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    Fintan Says:
    April 5th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    All makes sense, cheers

    Reply

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    Kyle @ Conquer Apathy, LLC Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Wow. I just read the “Ultimate QS Improvement Guide”, and now this? RedFly rocks! I wish I had found you guys sooner. Definitely adding your blog to my Feed Reader.

    Thanks,
    Kyle

    Reply

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    Bob Says:
    April 15th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Thank you very much for listening to feedback, I have now re-enabled the extension :)

    Reply

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    Bob Says:
    April 16th, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I spoke too soon… Although there is now an option ‘Hide Toolbar Button’ it only works until Firefox is restarted, then the button reappears on the toolbar again!

    Reply

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    Dave Davis Says:
    April 17th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Bob, you’re right. We’re working on a fix. It will be automatically pushed to you when we update it. Thanks so much for the feedback!

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    Dave Davis Says:
    April 20th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Bob, thank you for your continued fantastic feedback. We have corrected the issue and the new version should have been pushed to you. If not, you can manually click “find updates” and you should be good.

    New version is 4.5

    Thanks again.

    Reply

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    Bob Says:
    April 22nd, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Thanks, the new version wasn’t pushed to me and using ‘find updates’ didn’t find it. Maybe that’s because I originally installed the extension from addons.mozilla.org instead of from directly this site? In any case, I have now installed it from your site and yes the new version 2.5 (not 4.5!) does fix the problem! Thanks again, now I can keep it enabled ;)

    Reply

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    Dave Davis Says:
    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hi Bob,
    Yes, that’s the problem.
    Each new version has to be resubmitted and manually approved by Mozilla which can takes days or weeks. If you install it from our site (which we’re thinking of moving Mozilla to self hosted anyway)you’ll get the updates as soon as they are ready.

    Thank again for your patience and feedback.

    Reply

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    Manish Shah Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I started using it..
    Nice version.. nd I din’t find any problem yet!!
    rather I found it quite faster…

    Reply

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    Linda Lee Says:
    May 6th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I am one of the test people who is being shown the new google interface and google global is not working.
    Any suggestions? I use your addon all the time.
    Thank you for all effort.

    Reply

  33. avatar
    Linda Lee Says:
    May 6th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I just noticed it displays on the new left sidebar.
    Heads up to anyone who may wonder where it went.
    :)

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    Dave Davis Reply:July 20, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Hi Linda,
    Is everything working OK for you now?

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    socialize Me Says:
    May 19th, 2010 at 4:36 am

    great ,i was waiting for this update ,and yeah plz enable that auto update feature so that we can directly update it when its available instead of searching it here

    Reply

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    Strength Training Says:
    September 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 am

    do you think we’ll get a bing global any time soon?

    Or is the bing craze just a fad, and it will never pick up market share and will be consigned to sub 10% market share, and totally irrelivant?

    Reply

  36. avatar
    Will Egan Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Just realised the google.com part of the plug in allowed you to try google instant.

    Reply

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    Jasmeet Singh Says:
    November 18th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for reminding us for that. It may be more useful than presently used firefox.

    Reply

  38. avatar
    Ugur Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Give us an “official” syndicated page on Buzz to pimp Dave :)

    Reply

  39. avatar
    Arbudi Says:
    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for this great tool, Dave. Always waiting for the update.

    Reply