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Did Google Chrome Kill Off The Bookmark?

You remeber internet bookmarks right? You would visit a website and you like the website so much that you click that little star at the upper right side of your chrome browser or you click CTRL + D to bookmark the page. Well, the problem with bookmarking is that it takes conscious effort. You have to actually go to a site and do some actions for you to bookmark it.

In fact, with some browsers like Chrome, just the mere fact that you bookmark your website doesn’t necessarily mean that you will find the website automatically by typing a related keyword into your browser. You would have to actively search for the bookmark. A lot of people are using a simpler method. They’re just using Chrome’s history system in place of bookmarking. This removes a lot of unnecessary steps in the process of remembering a website. It is also easier to use because you go about your daily browsing activities without any conscious effort at remembering websites. If you want to go back to a particular page, you just go to your history and do a simple search. The search doesn’t have to involve the actual name of the website but a particular keyword or phrase would do. In fact, if you would just type in the topic, the chances are, you’re able to retrieve the website.

Why is this? Normally, if people search the website, they go through search engines. Search engines tend to index pages based on the information loaded in the page title or the page description. These include keywords or at least the theme of the particular web page. When you visit that particular web page, it gets loaded automatically to Google Chrome’s history.

As a result, you are able to retrieve pages easier with the history function of Google Chrome because history is tied to these keywords in the page description and title. Pretty nifty huh? It would not be surprising if Google Chrome kills off bookmarking as a whole. Why? Google Chrome’s market share in terms of the global browser market is formidable. It has over 60%, so if this is the way to go, it probably is a good idea for Firefox and Internet Explorer to learn from this strategy.