Google Related Offers Useful Content While You are Browsing the Web

Google recently shuts the doors to Google Toolbar for Firefoxr, but, the Google Toolbar version of Intenet Explorer will contiue to work. The new in the Google Toolbar 7.1 for Internet Explorer has feature called "Google Related", which is a bar displayed at the bottom of the page and it shows categories such as videos, […]

Google recently shuts the doors to Google Toolbar for Firefoxr, but, the Google Toolbar version of Intenet Explorer will contiue to work. The new in the Google Toolbar 7.1 for Internet Explorer has feature called "Google Related", which is a bar displayed at the bottom of the page and it shows categories such as videos, news articles, maps, reviews, images, web sites and more. To preview a listed item or see additional items, just use your mouse to hover over different categories in the bar.

"Google Related is a browsing assistant that offers interesting and useful content while you are browsing the web. For instance, if you're browsing a page about a restaurant in San Francisco, Google Related will assist you by displaying useful information about this restaurant such as the location of the restaurant on a map, user reviews, related restaurants in the area, and other webpages related to San Francisco restaurants - all in one place," explains Google.

Google Related is another feature that requires sending the list of all the pages you visit to Google's servers. To find related pages, Google needs to know the URL of the page you're visiting. The so-called "enhanced features" (PageRank, SideWiki, Google Related) send Google a lot of useful data. One of the most interesting ways to use the data is a feature that shows if a site is slow. Like all the other Google Toolbar "enhanced features", Google Related can be disabled from the "Options" dialog by clicking the "Privacy" tab.

Google Related only works if you've configured the toolbar's search site to be Google.com (United States of America - .com), so you may need to change this setting to enable Google Related.

Enable or disable Google Related

Follow the directions below to enable or disable this feature for all webpages:

  1. Click the Toolbar's wrench wrench icon.
  2. On the Privacy tab, select (or deselect) the "Use Google Related to discover interesting content about the pages you're viewing" checkbox.
  3. Click Save.

You can easily dismiss or disable the Google Related bar for specific webpages and websites.

  • To dismiss the bar for the page you're on, simply click the close button (x) button on the right side of the bar.
  • To disable the bar on specific sites and pages, click Options and select either Hide for this page or Hide for entire site.

[Source: Google Toolbar Help]