Google saves your web search history

Google has added a new feature on trial basis, which allows you to save and view your web searches you conduct at the search engine’s web site.

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By  Chris Fernando Published  April 25, 2005

Google has added a new feature on trial basis, which allows you to save and view your web searches you conduct at the search engine’s web site. Google’s ‘my search history’ is a way to allow you to find information you previously saw online and to repeat previous searches. The search history is an optional feature that requires you to sign in, so Google can store your searching histories online and make them available later from any computer where you might sign in. You can either use your Gmail e-mail address or login details of your registration at Google Groups site to use this service. New users can sign up for this service at www.google.com/searchhistory. This history feature is surprisingly detailed, showing not only what terms you entered into Google’s search box before, but also which matching web sites you clicked on, along with date and time stamps. A calendar view lets you browse through previous searches chronologically as well. In case you don’t want Google to track your searches, after you have signed up for the service, there’s a ‘pause’ button to temporarily disable Google’s gaze. You can also sign out completely to stop all recording activity until you sign back in. A ‘remove items’ button will erase all or some of your prior searches. Google isn’t the first search engine to offer this service - Yahoo, America Online, Ask Jeeves and Amazon.com’s A9.com are other search engines that offer search history services.

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