Google Chrome – A first look. There is good and bad news for serious Internet users!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty


Google Chrome Screen ShotI am now tinkering with the Google Chrome web browser, and I have to say that the experience isinteresting if nothing else.

This browser is sleek and slim and lightning fast, with pages being rendered much faster than Internet Explorer. The look is nice and clean, with few distractions and allowing the web page itself to utilize most of the screen real estate!

Probably the best feature is the start page, which loads every time you open a new tab and features thumbnails of your most visited sites and links to your bookmarks and your recently closed tabs. It’s a great resource when you are browsing.

Unfortunately, what is missing are all of the great Google SEO tools or even a compatible Google Toolbar. I expected that these tools would be incorporated directly in the browser, but this is not the case. So for SEO data, I’ll have to stick to Internet Explorer for now.

But I’ll use Chrome while I’m reading blogs or newspapers online. The speed advantage and nice layout makes it a great addition to my browsing arsenal! And I hope that SEO enhancements and tools will be added in the near future,

Google Chrome Start Screen Shot


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Melody Botting
Melody Botting Real Estate Network - The Colony, TX

My brain is full.  I cannot learn anything new.

Feb 12, 2009 09:44 AM #1
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Mel...

Aw, it's just a free web browser, and it is pretty fast and a little easier on my old eyes! I hope that you are well, my dear friend.

Feb 12, 2009 09:45 AM #2
Josh Bradley
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg, SC Realtor

Great blog. This is quite useful information. Keep up the good blogs!

Feb 12, 2009 09:45 AM #3
Melody Botting
Melody Botting Real Estate Network - The Colony, TX

Did you say free?  I am in!

Feb 12, 2009 09:48 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am having a hard enough time learning the explorer...Free is good but for now tried and true!

Feb 12, 2009 09:54 AM #5
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I will be dragged, kicking and screaming, before I give up my Google Toolbar.

Feb 12, 2009 10:07 AM #6
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Thanks, I appreciate it!


There you go!


This ine is simple, not a lot of bells and whistles! lol


Feb 12, 2009 10:14 AM #7
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Richard... I have been playing with Google Chrome for a few weeks now.  It was suggested to me by a friend who knows something about internet security and I was told that it did not suffer from all the security issues that IE does.  So far the speed is my favorite aspect of it.

Feb 12, 2009 10:28 AM #8
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

What are you doing over here?  Shouldn't you be over at Sheldon's?

Feb 12, 2009 10:42 AM #9
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
Richard, Neat feature, in the address bar put spaces between the words and it's a Google search bar. Also, you can open up multiple sites simultaneously. They also have an incognito browsing page too for those times you might not want to leave a trail. Rich
Feb 12, 2009 10:56 AM #10
Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

Never even heard of it and I'm with Mels first comment.

Feb 12, 2009 11:37 AM #11
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Opera is a similar site, but I have put both aside in favor of firefox. I actually deleted Chrome. :)


Feb 12, 2009 12:12 PM #12
JL Boney, III
Russell and Jeffcoat - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I have not played with Chrome yet, but I intend to.

Feb 12, 2009 12:26 PM #13
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I know ...I live by it! 


It is very good for casual browsing!



Feb 12, 2009 12:37 PM #14
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Richard I wonder how Chrome compares to Firefox. Does the world need a proliferation of browsers? This all started with the battle between Netscape and Microsoft.

Feb 12, 2009 12:54 PM #15
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Richard, I have used the Chrome for about three months and love it.  I don't think I'll return to Firefox ever. I may use Explorer from time to time but rarely.  Everything seems to have its tradeoffs.....

Feb 12, 2009 11:23 PM #16
Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Brother Richard - I toyed with Chrome awhile back.  I love the look, feel, and speed of it.  The biggest drawbacks came to what it worked well with (MLS didn't work on it, so that was a huge drawback).  They've recently updated our MLS to include Chrome as an acceptable browser, so I have to give it another go.  Our MLS is being very progressive with what they work with (we had the WORST mapping system until recently - now its complete with satellite imagery from Google).

Feb 13, 2009 10:40 PM #17
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