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Gmail - Why all the Hype?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by moronic_kaos, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. moronic_kaos

    moronic_kaos Regular Member

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    Seriously, what are the benefits of having a gmail account. What is this god-like feature everyone is after?

    Is it some kind of Google relationship benefit? Or is it something one could implement in their own mail server hosted on their own server or home pc, like automatic forwarding (I thought I heard something about that once).
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Well I honestly feel that I can speak for most sucessful internet marketers when it comes to this following statement.

    Google has many features that simply make their day easier and/or quicker, and they are all hooked together with the same Google account.

    For example Gmail for Email. Reader for reading all your sites that you'd normally check anyways but allowing you to do it all in one place, saving you time. Google Alerts for seeing when certain phrases are mentioned, great for tracking people talking about your sites or other things within your niches. Adwords for driving traffic. Google Docs for sharing files with other people easier. Google Calendar for setting goals for yourself or for projects, or to communicate important dates/events for whatever reason personal or business and being able to share or not share them with different groups of people.

    As you can see there are simply so many things that Google brings to the table, and it's all with just 1 Google account. Googles tools have became the hub for my current JV in a way that I didn't expect, but Google has made partnering with someone on the other side of the world seamless.


    Also - Gmail does support IMAP and POP3 so you can receive your mail through other mail clients.
     
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  3. Standard Toaster

    Standard Toaster Regular Member

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    Absolutely agree. Google knows how to create products that appeal the masses and gmail was no exception. The interface itself is appealing enough. Plus features like forwarding and multiple filters make it stand out.
     
  4. chris barker

    chris barker Regular Member

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    Gmail has been developed using AJAX technology..you don't need to refresh the browser each time to check new emails..this is one of the key feature.