Is Google Really Smart?
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Today I received an email from a long time internet marketer in which he shared some tips on how to take advantage of the new tabs in Google Gmail.
He also expressed his view that Google is smart. No doubt about some form of smartness Google has. After all they have close to 70% of search engine market. And they are into other things in which they do quite well.
Google can also be positively weird and it can be very ruthless.
But let’s stick to Google being smart subject and look at what happened to me a day and a half ago using Gmail.
I was logging into one of my Gmail accounts as usual and I was using Google Chrome on my own computer. I filled in my user name and password and pressed enter. Google said that the user name or password were incorrect. I used the correct ones but for some reason Google thought otherwise.
As I proceeded to communicate with it, of course not with any of their staff as they don’t talk to anyone, but communicating with their system, I was told that there was no such email with that kind of user name.
No matter what I did, including turning off Chrome and starting all over again, as far as Google was concerned that email of mine didn’t exist.
So I tried to log in on my smart phone into the same email account using the same user name and password and it worked normally. I sent and received a few emails using it on my smart phone. Then I went back to Chrome on my computer and found that my account still didn’t exist.
Then I had an idea to try to log in into that same account using the Firefox browser. It worked there.
So, is Google really that smart?
Intro to Random Stuff-News-Views-Rants Category
If you have a look at my blog you’ll get an idea about the main topics it focuses on. You can have a quick look at the categories and it’s pretty clear.
Once in a while I feel like writing about something else as things happen out there generally or directly to me and to those that I know of.
For that reason I’ve decided to create a new category for this blog in which I will freely write about anything I want to. This is my blog and I don’t need to limit what I write about.
It may be good for my readers too to once in a while read about other topics here.
I hope you will have fun reading things in this category. It will allow us, you and me, my dear readers, to get to know one another better and from different angles.
I want to know what you think. I encourage you to comment on topics that you find interesting and that you have something to say about.
How do you like having the Random Stuff-News-Views-Rants category on this blog?
Please comment and tell me which topics you’d like to see covered the most in this catergory. I may have nothing or very little to say on many subjects but if I can say something on your particular favorite subject then I’ll do my best to do so.
Note: Please don’t forget to, at any time, suggest any subject related to Internet Marketing as that is still the main topic of this blog.
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Authored by Vance Sova
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25 thoughts on “Is Google Smart? Intro to Random Stuff-News-Views-Rants Category”
No always smart, but we need to read about google update and do as google want, or you will be regret when your traffic is low.
August 9th, 2013 at 3:40 pm
Unfortunately Google doesn’t give free traffic to people that just do what Google wants. It pays to do things by the book and according to the rules just because doing things properly and honestly without trying to game the system is the right thing to do.
Also, unfortunately, Google has yet to show the search results and sites in them that reflect the highest quality and relevancy to the search.
I agree that Google is pretty smart, they wouldn’t be where they are today otherwise. But I do feel your pain mate.
For some reason there’s a lot of talk about Chrome at the moment and none of it good.
Don’t get me wrong I like Chrome, when it works as it should, but lately I’ve been finding it gets slower through the day and when a number of tabs are open it can sometimes take an age for a page to load.
Yesterday it started playing more games with me: When I open it now, I get 2 tabs open, one as normal with Google as home page and a normal URL the other tab is also Google home page but now has some form of tracking URL displayed.
I prefer Chrome to FireFox, when it works correctly but am seriously thinking of switching back to FF full time.
How strange that Google support said that no such email account existed. Have you been back in touch with them?
I think it’s good to have a rant now and then mate and I quite enjoy jumping on them myself 😉
All the best mate,
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August 9th, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Thanks for the cool comment. I also appreciate that you shared my post on Facebook and Google+. That is something that is not done too much by others these days. Sharing this way helps to spread things around and gives a better chance for things to get noticed and that in turn may have them fixed faster than otherwise.
Google is smart to a degree. I said so much in the post. They seem to be neglecting their motto of “do no evil” by being ruthless and not caring whether they do damage to innocent people or not.
There was a time when I preferred Chrome to Firefox. You could find when it was by going back to my older posts. But a few months back I started noticing some issues.
My view now is that no browser works the best for everything and no browser works the best all the time. For that reason I would not want to use just one browser exclusively.
I did contact Google help to the degree that it’s possible about the email issue. I sent them two messages describing what was going on.
Since there is never ever any reply or follow up by Google and no possibility to communicate with them I will never know if anybody had a look at my message.
I’m glad you seem to like the idea of a rant once in a while. In my new category I will have them but other type of posts too. Just have a look at them once in a while. If you don’t mind, I’d appreciate you suggesting topics and subjects that you’d find interesting.
well hello Vance
Having just given up on Chrome, I really understand where you are coming from. Whilst Google understands the benefit of synch confidence, Firefox works but does not give you a big hug to reassure you its working thus I totally agree that Google world’s problem is that its populated by geeks.
They appear to create these fantastic solutions that work in the perfect world, ie the one where you do not surf the Internet, and then are surprised when we complain about their creations because we live in a non perfect Internet environment.
Of course on the other hand I am in the process of switching back to one of their primary businesses, Google Analytics, which is a great lesson to us all. Focus on what you are good at and leave the rest to others.
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August 9th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Thanks so much for the insightful comment. The perfect world doesn’t exist but there are those who would lure people into believing that it does and that they happen to have it and can provide it to you. I don’t mind if something doesn’t work once in a while but if it pretends to be perfect and it treats you like garbage then it needs to be questioned.
Google has good and not so good stuff. Their attitude is horrible and their ruthlessness is sickening. Google Analytics tool is quite good.
The right focus is the key. I’m working on that one and it appears that Google has not mastered it yet either.
Vance, it’s great to get your input on Google and Chrome. Although everyone seems to recommend both of them these days, I think you’re right that nothing is perfect and different programs work for different things.
I love the idea of your random Stuff-News-Views-Rants and I’m looking forward to hearing more.
Also, thanks for the free e-book on List Building. That’s just what the doctor ordered!
August 10th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Thank you for the cool comment. Google and Chrome are basically the same as Chrome is Google’s product. You likely know that. I write this for the benefit of others who may not be aware of it.
There are things that Chrome can do best and there are things that Firefox is better at. Both are far from perfect. I just learned the other day that Chrome doesn’t display some things while Firefox does but when I went to that page the thing that should be displayed wasn’t shown by either browser.
The fact is though that I read or hear of more trouble with Chrome lately.That may change anytime.
I have hard time understanding those who swear by either browser as the only one they use. That is a sure way to get into trouble one day when that browser is not working as it should. It tends to happen.
I’m glad you like the idea of my new category. When you think of it, I’d appreciate it if you could suggest topics you’d enjoy there. If I’m able and willing to write anything on them I’ll do so. Some subjects are better to avoid and I think you know which ones.
I’m glad you got my email list building book. I’m working on an update for it but the basics are there.
From a code developer view,
there could be a million reason for this malfunction,
even if you had the best programmers team in the world, there always will be little bugs that slips. or maybe your chrome browser picked up a virus and malfunctioned, or your chrome browser picked a virus and start sending excessive requests which causes the server to block it and ban it etc …
algorithm codes are not smart, they just follow a predetermined coded logic which they are always updated and perfected, step by step.
also there could be tons of other reasons which are completely out of Google’s control. you can’t just dismiss Google team as not smart judging on a small bug which only you alone experienced it!
Many thanks, and Best wishes!
August 17th, 2013 at 10:55 am
Interesting comment. Kind of apologetic essay for Google. There are many other people who experience issues with Chrome, especially in the last few weeks. I don’t think that I was dismissing Google team at all. I just posed a question and related what happened to me. The biggest issue is that there is no way to contact Google when there is a pressing need for it. Their system would have me give up on my email. I’m not a code developer. I’m just a customer. Most companies appreciate their customers and provide a way to communicate with them directly (two way communication with a real person) when the need arises. Google does not. They seem to treat people out there, who aren’t part of their team as mere numbers, not human beings.
Thanks for the updates, it’s always important to keep up on Google’s changes, even if I don’t agree a lot of the time. 🙂
I am sure we all have come across the same situation a number of times. Despite the fact that I am a huge fan of Google, I too believe that everything about Google isn’t smart. There comes situations when the smartness creates trouble for you.
This is really correct i am agree with you because i had also faced a lots of problem so i generally prefer mozila firefox this awesome .
I have come over to Chrome recently from IE, and if you think Chrome has problems try IE and Windows 7 64bit. It sucks, I have even been on to Microsoft support who agree there are coding issues but these have not been resolved.
August 28th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
I admit not having used IE for quite some time so I haven’t experienced its problems. Chrome is pretty good but not perfect. When it has problems they can be bothersome. For that reason I use more than just one browser. Firefox and Chrome are two browsers that are not bad to use. When one of them has a problem you can use the other.
Thank you for the comment. I appreciate it.
You are right …. and i would like to say in terms of traffic …Google never give that in free…
I also faced such problems regarding google many times. Now i have stopped using google chrome and start using firefox as google chrome frequently gives trouble.
October 10th, 2013 at 11:08 am
Thanks for chiming in. It’s good for you that you have stopped using Chrome. I will not go that far yet. The fact is that even Firefox has problems from time to time. It’s not good to rely on any single browser. It’s good, I find to have at least two or three browsers to turn to.
I have never faced such kind of any problem, maybe it was a Google side technical error and sure that it was not longer. But I too believe that Google has many bugs and they will take time to resolve.
October 10th, 2013 at 11:04 am
Google has host of problems and a lot of them they don’t even know about and some of them they just ignore. At least it looks like that. Their biggest problem is that they don’t communicate with anybody for any reason. They are intransigent colossal entity that doesn’t care about anybody and anything. They only care about themselves and about extracting money from everything everybody. Their motto used to be “Do no evil”. They probably don’t have it anymore or it is not ever considered by them any longer. I would like to find a proof that what I just wrote is not true. If you or anybody can find it I’ll be eternally grateful for it.
You mentioned that people should suggest topics. Well, marketing case studies are always super enlightening so if you have time to experiment then I sure as heck would love to hear about it.
October 10th, 2013 at 10:55 am
Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll see what I can do. It may take a while before I do anything like that as my plate is full of things to do right now.
Well, Google is Google. Are they smart? Yes, I think so. But like you said, they can also be ruthless and idiotic at times.
But what can we do but just accept it and move on. We need Google so we can make money, as much as they need us to make their money.
Yes Google as a company which hosts most of the intelligent information of the planet is surely very smart. They infact are smarter than most of the big social networking companies as well. They know how to develop some of the great products – Gmail and Adsense for example and how to monetize them as well !
But a company which has expanded to such extent, is bound to have some tough rules/policies in place for security of users, data and its own interests. I am sure these glitches related to accounts and login happen sometimes but are rectified soon. Hope your account is back to normal now 🙂
No doubt they are the smartest online. the king of online marking and search engine services.