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Google Search using Company Name parameter

Status: Available in ACT! 2010
by ABM on ‎08-05-2009 10:18 AM
Is it possible to create an internet link to a search engine such as Google (www.google.com) with the Company Name embedded as a parameter to expedite finding a company when URL is not known?
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by majkboy
on ‎08-05-2009 04:10 PM

http://www.google.com/search?q=[Company]

 

Note that you'll have to replace any spaces in [Company] with plus (+) sign but that should do it for you.

by ABM
on ‎08-05-2009 08:44 PM
Unfortunately the Company Name did not dynamically substitute ... Google actually searched for the word 'Company'. Thanks for pointing me in right direction. Now I just need to figure out how to dynamically substitute the contents of field 'Company' from Contact record.
by ABM
on ‎08-05-2009 09:19 PM

I just discovered that Act already has this feature built-in using Yahoo to search for the company. Simply click on View -> drop down to Internet Services -> Internet Links -> Yahoo! Search.

Well done, Sage ... I won't tell you how much time I spent building my own link and trying to substitute search parameter for field 'Company' into Google to do this!

by
on ‎08-06-2009 04:47 PM
This feature is built into ACT! 2010 - in the web info tab for each Company and Contact.  We have an add-on on devnet downloads that can be used to accomplish this in a tab view as well - the url would be:    http://www.google.com/search?q={Company.Company} to access this from the Company view.
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on ‎08-20-2012 11:41 AM
Status changed to: Available in ACT! 2010
 
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