Google Firefox Extensions For Anti-Phishing & Popping-Up Google Blog Search Results


New Firefox extensions
over at Google highlights that there’s a new
anti-phishing tool now out for Firefox users plus a new add-on that lets you see
what people are saying about pages you visit through Google Blog Search.

Google Safe
Browsing for Firefox
is the anti-phishing tool, similar to the
Phishing Filter Add-In for
Internet Explorer with the MSN Search Toolbar. More about that in our past post,
TrustWatch & MSN
Offer Anti-Phishing Tools To Searchers & Surfers
.

Blogger Web
Comments
is the Firefox extension to show you what people are blogging about
relating to pages you are viewing.

What happens is that when you go to a particular page, a little window
pops-up in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. It will show you a
comment from someone on a blog that’s linking to the page you are viewing. You
can also click to see more "comments," which is a handy way to check what people
are blogging about the page you are reading.

These are NOT just people using Blogger that are commenting via blogs.
Instead, what Google’s doing is simply generating a backlink lookup on
Google Blog
Search
and showing you the summary of the first thing listed on that page.

For example,

here
are the backlinks to the Search Engine Watch home page. The first thing
on that page at the moment is:

Google Adds Music Search Feature
33 minutes ago by Bruce Houghton
GoogleGoogle this morning added a music search feature to it’s popular search

engine. Type in for example "Pink Floyd" and the top result featured includes a
photo of the artist, a bit of information, and a link to "More music results …

hypebot –
http://hypebot.typepad.com/hypebot/

In my pop-up box, that got turned into:

hypebot
GoogleGoogle this morning added a music search
feature to it’s popular search engine. Type in for…

You can also use the "Add comment" link in the pop-up box to add your own
comments about the page. What this really does is send you to your own
Blogger-based blog (or suggests you open one). But to "comment," you simply need
to have a page that shows up in Google Blog Search that links to the page
someone is viewing. Remember, however, that over time your "comment" will drop
down the list.

More about Google Blog Search is covered in our past articles,
Google
Launches Industrial Strength Blog Search
and
Thoughts On &
Poking At Google Blog Search
.

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