Dell's Google Start Page Dies With iGoogle

Nov 5, 2013 • 8:43 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A few days ago, iGoogle officially went offline and with that, Dell's start page for their native browser.

Dell's Google Start Page

You've all seen this page. The moment you turn on a new Dell computer, open up Internet Explorer, the default home page goes to this Dell branded Google search portal.

It was powered by iGoogle and was accessible to all at www.google.com/ig/dell‎ that is until iGoogle went offline on November 1, 2013.

Now, when you go to www.google.com/ig/dell‎ you are redirected to the Google home page. The Google search box, with no Dell branding at all.

Folks in the Google Web Search Help forums are asking where it went:

I had a home page that was google/dell for years and now it will not come up anymore how do I get it back?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Tom

11/05/2013 02:05 pm

Try www.iloggo.com - it's simple icon based homepage which also works on mobile browsers

Durant Imboden

11/05/2013 06:54 pm

Dang. I'll have to fall back on Excite or AOL Desktop!

David Mitchell

11/05/2013 10:09 pm

Hey Durant, take a look at Hinto.co also!

joeyoungblood

11/05/2013 11:58 pm

The real leason here is to NEVER rely on another website for something your customers will see indefinitely. Always build your own page and control it on your site. Coding isn't that difficult anymore.

Stephany

11/06/2013 08:53 pm

I use http://www.interestuff.com since a few days and for me it is a nice alternative to igoogle. Like on igoogle, you have gadgets for weather, google news, maps, calendar, facebook... You can also add all your rss feed or look into the directory to find it.

Gracious Store

11/06/2013 09:07 pm

I guess Dell should be smart enough to have gotten alternative for the start up page for their native browser as soon as Google announced they will be phasing out igoogle.

Strani

02/04/2014 02:19 am

Dell should use http://www.start.me as a default homepage. I understand that it's not that easy but I use it and it's really good!

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