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Google Promotes Firefox on Homepage

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Google has started promoting Firefox on its homepage. If you are running IE, head over to and you should see an ad that says “Firefox with Google Toolbar: tabbed browsing, safer surfing” with an image of the Google toolbar in Firefox under that.

According to the Firefox team. “Firefox is the first third party product to be featured on Google‚Äôs homepage.”

The bond between Google and Firefox seems to be getting stronger. This can only mean great things for the browser on all platforms in the future.

So, what does Google do with toolbar data?


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  1. There has been a lot of press on this over the past couple of days. I didn’t see it myself but I think it was an awesome gesture from Google. Google has publicly shown their support for Firefox and they even used it during the Keynote at the 2006 CES.

    Great stuff.


  1. Search Engine Journal » Mozilla Firefox on Google Homepage says:

    […] According to TopRank, Google is promoting the spreading of Firefox to its users on the Google Homepage. Apparently if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and visit Google, you may be served a message which states Firefox with Google Toolbar: tabbed browsing, safer surfing”. […]

  2. Google goes crazy and puts banner on homepage…

    I usually use firefox now, but I just used IE for something and noticed this:

    It reads: “Firefox with Google Toolbar: tabbed browsing, safer surfing.” and has in the url. This doesn’t really show much about the ta…

  3. - » Blog Archive » Google goes crazy and puts banner on homepage says:

    […] Of course they already have used graphic ads on their pages before, but they were less banner like. Danny Sullivan pointed this out late December 2005. It looks to me like this latest add is the most banner like so far – and is relatively new. Based on other posts I am guessing this happened a few days ago on 4/26. According to these reports the reason for the ad is to “help provide our users with a great search experience”. […]