Google Web History Records Search and Visited Websites

April 14, 2010 | Filed under Google, Online Service

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Google is well known for its search engine and also its free email service Gmail but they have many more and one of it that not many people know about is Google Web History. Basically Google Web History lets you view and search across the full text of the pages you’ve visited, including Google searches, web pages, images, videos and news stories. You can also manage your web activity and remove items from your web history at any time.

If you have a Gmail account, you can login to Google Web History website with the same credentials and enable the service. Once enabled and you are logged in to Google, any searches performed from Google search engine will be recorded and saved to your Google Web History. If you have a Google Toolbar installed, we are not sure to say if it is better or worse because EVERY website you visited and EVERY search you performed will be saved into your Google Web History account. Some people would say that it is a privacy intrusion but some would say that it is useful since they can always track what great websites they have visited but forgotten.

Google Web History

To clear all the saved searches and visited links, you can click on the Remove Items link at the right sidebar, and then click the Clear Entire Web History. You can pause the Web History recordings by clicking the Pause link at the sidebar. If you want to disable and remove the Google Web History service, click My Account at the top right and click the Edit link at My Products. At the delete a product, click on Remove Web History permanently.

Basically the usefulness of this service very much depends on the user. It can be a very useful online web history where you can refer back to the links that you have visited anywhere on any computer but it will be bad if someone logged in to your account illegally and checked what you have searched or sites that you normally visit.

Google Web History




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