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Google Global Extension For Chrome

Last week, due to popular demand, we quietly released the beta version of our Google Global extension. We have had some really encouraging feedback from you guys like “The only reason I’m still using Firefox is because of your extension”. Well now you can finally let Firefox go :)

The extension, while still in beta is a little more limited than the Firefox extension as a result of our lack of access to the new API. This means that country selection in search results will not be available through the context menu until the next release. For now, the region selection and settings are only available in the incredibly innocuous icon to the top right of the Chrome taskbar. Our user testing has showed that this is the best place for it and I think you will agree.

You can install Google Global for Chrome by clicking the image below which will take you to the official Chrome extension gallery.

If you install, use and like this extension, we would really appreciate if you could rate it over on the official page. Any feedback or feature requests are always welcome too (we are working on a Bing version, what are we going to call it then?!). If you would like to install the more complete version for Firefox, please head on over to Google Global page in our Internet Marketing Tools section.

Finally, we work hard to maintain these free tools. You would be doing us a huge favor if you could help us spread the word. Any retweet, stumble, Facebook share or a share of any social network of your choice would make us very happy and will drive us to complete the other free internet marketing tools that we have in the pipeline.

  1. Paul Savage Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Now this is just great. And now I have one less reason to use FireFox so regularly. Thanks for sharing this great tool with the community, it’s very generous of Redfly.


    Dave Davis Reply:July 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    No, thank YOU for the kind words Paul. Glad you like it. It’s a huge pain not having the context menu option but it will certainly be available in the next release (and when people upgrade Chrome). The option just wasn’t available in the version of Chrome we were porting to. Still in beta so there’s a long way to go.

    Hopefully once Bing and Yahoo merge and with the release of the new Bing advanced operators “API”, we’ll be able to make this work with all three search engines.

    As I mentioned in the post, I don’t know what we’ll call it then though. Maybe “Search Global”? Not very imaginative…

  2. Amit Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Keep it up guys! Nice that you released it instead of waiting for Yahoo!/Bing merger or polishing the rough edges.

    In the meantime, we can try it out (thousands of us!) and request new features instead of you releasing a well-polished extension only to find out that the community wants more features. Makes sense?

    Anyways, gave a shout about the extension at my blog, hope it helps –

    Dave Davis Reply:July 10, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Wow Amit, thanks so much. That’s a fantastic review. Glad you appreciate us pushing it out now rather than hold off for something a little more “rounded”. Any feature requests, please, no matter what they are, send them along. If they help you, they will help someone else too. We’ll be happy to include them.

  3. Leslie Says:
    July 9th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Well done getting this included in the 30dc – should push up your links and visitors.

    Dave Davis Reply:July 10, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Hey Leslie,
    Thanks. Yea, we released it just in time. The Firefox extension was included as a requirement for last years 30DC. So far, this year, we’ve seen the same spike in traffic, about twice as much.

    RSS and FB fans getting a nice boost too.

    I remember I was living in Germany when I released the very first version of this years ago. Never thought anyone would be interested. So happy I was wrong.

    Our next new free app will be released next or the following week and the iPod/iPhone app is in development.

  4. raw_in Says:
    July 10th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Hey thank for sharing. Ooo google chorme become awesome!

    Dave Davis Reply:July 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    It was always awesome. Faster and cleaner. Unfortunately, the data collection is not something I am a fan of.

    I think they’re just getting everyone used tot he Chrome OS UI. Smart move IMHO.

    Hopefully FF4 will be able to compete.

  5. Chic21 Says:
    July 10th, 2010 at 7:18 am

    It is very useful for SEM!! Thanks for your work!!!

    Dave Davis Reply:July 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Glad you found it useful.

  6. Openlancer Says:
    July 10th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    But, as far I know, Chrome is opensource. What’s the problem in access to API?

    Dave Davis Reply:July 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Basically, when we started to develop this for the LAST stable version of Chrome, the extension API didn’t allow easy access to the context menu in the way we wanted. That’s why it’s not included.

    It is available now, so it will be included in the next release.

  7. Martin Shiels Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for the info, Google is changing the web forever, keep up the great work. Great to heve free toold to work with.

  8. Mike Helton Says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I’m on the lookout for more reasons to get away from Firefox. I finally relented and downloaded Google Chrome the other day. This extension will be a new help.


    Dave Davis Reply:July 20, 2010 at 3:37 am

    You’re welcome Mike. Let us know if you have any feature requests of find any bugs.

  9. Tom Says:
    July 19th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Well, Google Chrome has been my favourite browser to to use since the day I downloaded it and this extension has only made it better, thanks!

    Dave Davis Reply:July 20, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Tom, thanks fir the kind words. While I personally try to decrease my dependencies on Google as much as I can (You wouldn’t think it would you?), Chrome is becoming more mature and I feel may become the most popular browser.

    Chrome is just a warm up for ChromeOS which I think is going to be a LOT more popular than we think it is.

  10. Facebook Application Agency Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Google Chrome has always been the better and faster browser!

    So nice of you guys! Thanks for the tool Dave and Redfly :)

  11. Madurai Kamaraj University Results Says:
    July 21st, 2010 at 6:49 am

    It is useful tools

  12. Louise Says:
    July 21st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on this Dave. I’ve just downloaded it and will let you know how I get on. Cheers, Louise

  13. Cisco Says:
    July 22nd, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Yes, I have to agree with everyone else – its a great extension – very useful for analysis & comparing results on different countries. Keep up the good work.:)

  14. it support Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Tom,its a good tool which offer useful extensions i download it and its a very good tool thanks

  15. joel Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Happy that the Google globe plugin is available for the chrome browser too. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Erick Says:
    August 27th, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Never liked Firefox browser. Chrome better and faster.

  17. John Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the release.
    Have not used the browser till last week and still learning it bit by bit. So this would go a long way in my effort to be able to browse through Chrome as I am able to by Firefox. :D

  18. Sky High Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Chrome is way better than firefox of course, I am still in the process of experimenting this google global tool for chrome. Firefox 4 and IE 9 is doing some replica or rather cloning Chrome’s ability and appearance.

  19. Diogo Costa Says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Great plugin!
    Chrome is the best!

  20. webdesign overijssel Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Keep on the good job! Great plugin!
    Chrome is the best!

  21. Rahul Batra Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This is really appreciating, and we are now free from firefox. And can use all the features in this,this extension will surely work for me.

  22. Affiliate-$600-a-day Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for this plugin..really helpful to me…Chrome is good program and easy to use

  23. Locksmith San Jose Says:
    November 25th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I used chrome as my default browser. All Plugins are really awesome in this browser. I’m very happy using Chrome.

  24. Genna Says:
    January 9th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for this! I have recently started using google chrome and I love it. I am still looking for all of the plug-ins I need and this one will be a great help.

  25. BigDogStudioX Says:
    February 14th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you! It is good to see qualified people making chrome plugins!

  26. Marie Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 4:16 am

    This is really great. I really don’t want to leave Google Chrome because I love this browser so much. Thanks for this chrome plug-in, I have the reason to stay.

  27. Michael Says:
    April 6th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Grrrr! Starting to hate Firefox as downloaded latest version and my plugins and add-ons are not compatible! Google Global for one! Also lost my “No Follow” add-on which was also useful but have to go into SEO4Firefox tab now! Been using Firefox for so long now and I am really worried about switching to Chrome even though i have heard only good things about it. Is it a wise move guys and does it do all of what Firefox does?

  28. cary Lee Says:
    April 7th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I always use it to check my site’s keywords position on google and the indexed pages. It is very usefull. Thanks for your work.

  29. Diala Says:
    April 8th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I think chrome is better than firefox I am looking forward to the extension. I suppose each brower has its postive points and negative ones and if the exention is great then I might switch to chrome. My default at the moment is firefox due to the extesions.

  30. Pankajgill Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Thanx dave for this plugin…. i will leave a comment on the official page as well.

    I dont like firefox too much… takes too much of my computer memory..

    Thanx again

  31. Johnny @ portable photo scanner Says:
    May 19th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Nice extension. Will vote for it.
    And i am also looking forward for updates.

  32. rob Says:
    May 24th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Cool blog, as requested placed it on twitter/fb.. Not a firefox fan, Google Chrome is amazing thu

  33. Joshua Lindsey Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Just downloaded the Google Global extension! I really like the way I can check my websites in different countries and adjust my seo tactics! I give this a thumbs up!

  34. Tom Worrall Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, as time goes by Chrome gets better extensions and is far outrunning Firefox. I think more and more people are now converting.

  35. Matthew Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Hey David, thanks for this plugin. This will make my work so much easier!

  36. Michael Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Switched from Firefox and using Chrome finally! Nowhere near as buggy as latest Firefox that kept crashing and now I have my Google Global back! Good work Fella’s!!

  37. Matt Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 5:48 am

    As crazy as this is (in a good way) it doesn’t really surprise me. Google continues to expand, and I certainly can’t wait. Everything I have ever used from Google, including Chrome, has always been fantastic. Certainly the best browser available. I just can’t wait to see what Google Global has in store for us.

  38. Renkkat Says:
    October 25th, 2011 at 5:29 am

    thanks for this plugin.

  39. Eimis Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Google Chrome has always been the better and faster browser!

    So nice of you guys! Thanks for the tool Dave and Redfly :)

  40. Andrea Says:
    December 1st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Due to google recent updates I was pretty frustrated in trying to search in the 3 languages I´m working with. Today I searched (for a while actually) an extension to simplify that and I landed on yours which is perfect.
    Thank you from Berlin