Let's say I want to live a Google-free existence on the web. What are my best (preferably free, open source) alternatives to various Google products, including the search engine itself?
How does the movie "Flight", which was pretty much off the internet radar a couple weeks ago, suddenly dominate the top organic search results for the word "flight"? [more inside]
Do you know of a master list of active political domain names being used in the current American election? I need it so I can block all ads pointing to those sites. [more inside]
Help me prepare for "Geo for Good Down Under" at Google HQ Australia. Details on my spatial tech knowledge inside. [more inside]
Help me set up a Google Alerts, Analytics or other search to spot sketchy use of my nonprofit’s name and logo! [more inside]
Using Google Forms, is there any easy to to turn a form response (displayed as a line on a spreadsheet) back into the form that was submitted so it can be printed or saved as a PDF? [more inside]
Is there a book blurb search engine, or something that will let me see if someone has ever written a book blurb, and what it was? (Or some clever way of googling Amazon's Editorial Reviews sections) [more inside]
I've got a job interview at Google? What should I expect? [more inside]
Android question: Despite the fact that it is now owned by the Google itself, Motorola has decided that my Android (Atrix 4G) will not be upgraded to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (which isn't even the most recent OS). Is it time to change phones? [more inside]
Why is google indexing my personal domain "better" than my work's domain - both have WP blogs, but only posts under my personal domain show up in the Google Alert I have for my name. I am responsible for the visibility of my employer's blog and I do not think it's being crawled effectively (or something). [more inside]
I need an alternative to Google Drive that's going to work well with all my little snowflake snowflakes. And there are a bunch. [more inside]
Question about splitting data into columns: I have one column of data that I'd like to split into seven separate columns. A typical, complete row in the column looks like "mefi:1,ask:3,meta:2,projects:5,jobs:5,music:6,irl:4" where the number values can be anywhere from 1-6. The problem is that if any one or more of the seven subsites are left unanswered, the entire value is missing (there is no "[subsite]:0" or "," as a placeholder). Consequently, separating the column into seven distinct columns using the comma as the separator causes the data to fall/shift into the wrong output columns if any one or more of the seven subsite categories are missing. How can i fix this? [more inside]
Yahoo Mail to GMail. How? [more inside]
How do I force my Gmail account's phone number to associate with the same account's Google Voice number? [more inside]
I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 5. If I download iOS 6 tomorrow, will Google maps be replaced with Apple maps? Meaning, will the upgrade REMOVE Google maps from my phone? If so, will I be able to download a Google maps app? I already have other 3rd party map apps; I want the one that's actually from Google. [more inside]
I like to write using google docs. I used to have a functioning bookmark that was a one-step to new doc solution, which I loved, because it was simple, and efficient. Some time ago that bookmark stopped working, and now it's a matter of several mouse clicks. This is a very small matter, but if someone has a one step solution they care to share, well, that would be delightful.
How important is Google PageRank in relation to the updates in recent months with regard to Google Panda? [more inside]
I have a serious project proposal for Google. I don't need to make money on it, but I'd like to get it looked at. I've been poking around their websites, and have found places to submit business and partnership ideas, but I'm really not sure that those are the right way to submit this concept. It's something on the order of Google Art Project, but different from that. What would you recommend or link me to? Thanks!
I want to love Google Apps for Education. On the surface it does everything we want it to do, provide emails for students, offer individual log-in, save items on the Google Server rather than individual computers, provide simple document software, etc. Except that it doesn't..... [more inside]
I have multiple email addresses associated with my gmail account. Can I make one of them show up as the default in an original email's "from" field based on the email address or domain I'm writing to? [more inside]
Can I edit the thumbnails on the "Most Visited" page in Google Chrome? [more inside]
Is the new Google tablet worth it or practical? As a non-tech savvy person, who has only ever used a desktop, and would like to buy an affordable tablet it would be great to get experienced tech savvy thoughts about this new gizmo that popped up on the Google front page today. Is it safe to walk around with one's tablet connected to wifi, if one's tablet is meshed with one's Google account? Can hackers then access one's Google account easily?
I'm helping someone setup google apps for a small biz. Already signed up for google apps and bought the domain name through google (enom.com). Need help building a document repo out of GDocs and redirecting the main domain (example.com and www.example.com) to a website hosted on an outside hosting server. [more inside]
I got them ol' wifi blues: I took the plunge and bought a Nexus 7, primarily to use for reading textbooks. While it works great on my home wifi, at school, it is unable to connect (apparently Jelly Bean and enterprise wifi don't play nice). Can you help me identify what's causing the problem and fix it? [more inside]
Need idiots guide to Google+ photo hosting pages? On holidays with sporadic Internet, so limited ability to google or view instruction videos. Spanish friend asked for help por fa [more inside]
If I get a Google Nexus 7, will I be able to use it to reliably read textbooks? My college primarily uses Pearson textbooks for the courses I'm taking. Does anyone have experience with those textbooks on an Android tablet? [more inside]
Does anyone know how those ultra-high pixel dense Google commercials are made? [more inside]
I'd like to have civil dawn and civil dusk appear in my Google Calendar. Can someone assist? [more inside]
How can I block certain sites from Google search results while preventing Google from tailoring search results just for me? [more inside]
I logged into Google Chrome on my home computer this morning without thinking much about it via my Gmail account. I immediately noticed my bookmarks bar, web history etc. have all been transformed into the settings from my WORK computer and my home computer bookmarks are gone. I signed out of Chrome, but the work bookmarks are still there. How do I fix this?
Online groups: is it still Yahoo vs Google? [more inside]
Paid Google Apps accounts cannot share (delegate) contacts with users outside of its domain. Has anybody come across this issue and been able to work around it? [more inside]
Samsung Galaxy tab 2.7.0 v.s Google Nexus Tab either. Which one to chose? [more inside]
Is GoogleDrive more customizable than I know? How can I make it stop doing stupid stuff when I share big folders? [more inside]
Is there any program that can prevent one from searching for specific terms in Google? [more inside]
I have a question about Google's 2-factor authentication and upgrading to a new device. Can you help? [more inside]
How do I filter out e-mails with an empty To: fields in Gmail? [more inside]
What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
A purchased e-book has disappeared from my iPad. I would like to have it back, please. [more inside]
I googled someone I've been dating for almost 3 weeks and discovered that they had a sibling die in a work related accident just over a year ago. Now I feel I have deeply personal and traumatic information about them without it having been given freely and not sure what to do with it. [more inside]
Is this some sort of igoogle virus? Automatically redirects me to spammy sites... [more inside]
Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Trying to solve a Gmail lockout issue involving moving to another country, deactivating a previous iPhone, and 2-step verification. (Details within.) [more inside]
Can anybody confirm for me that I can embed a Google Map on a commercial website in an iframe, without hitting the 25,000 request limit on the Google Maps API, or incurring a lawsuit? [more inside]
I would like to purchase an App for my Android Samsung Tablet, but am concerned about my privacy and GoogleWallet. [more inside]
Google Scholar Search Term? [more inside]
Google and Firefox not playing well together? [more inside]
Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me? [more inside]
I use multiple google accounts, and their multiple sign-in feature is generally very helpful to me. I have a work google domain account, managed by my company, and a personal google account. Lately, when I have gone to youtube or google voice, it often associates to my work account, which I do not want. I'd prefer that my work account is only associated with gmail. Is this possible?