Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bloogle's goal?
To put information about Australia's Blue Mountains at the fingertips of anyone online.
To become a truly useful Home Page for anyone living in the Blue Mountains.
To offer advertising opportunities for businesses, groups and individuals in the Mountains.
We've built our own search engine called Possum to help you find Mountains websites faster. We aim to list on Possum every Blue Mountains website we can find.
Why should I make Bloogle my Home Page?
Our business is fast info — Phone for a Taxi, Book a Flight, check out the movies on Mountains cinemas and a whole lot more. All of it within easy reach as soon as your browser opens. Explore the menus at the top and bottom of every Bloogle page.
If you get lost searching the Web, just click on your Home Page and you're back on familiar territory. Or add Bloogle to your Favourites or Bookmarks.
Try our incredible Global Street Directory!
On our Google Map street directory you can locate a street address not just anywhere in the Mountains but almost anywhere in the world!
Try it for yourself. Zoom right in to read street names. Note directions for driving to an address - or simply print the page.
How fast is your Broadband?
It's useful to know your broadband speed — and you can do it here. Also check out many broadband plans at BroadbandGuide.com.au. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you can afford even from your existing Internet Service Provider.
A site worth exploring for broadband and mobile phones is WhistleOut.
Another handy site for checking your broadband speed and the latest news about broadband (both fixed and mobile) is Broadband Expert.
Also check out Broadband Genie, the Australian site of a UK broadband information service. It carries good detailed explanations for beginners as well as very frank user reviews.
Many people in the Mountains are languishing on a slow Broadband plan - 256 kilobits per second - without realising they can afford a much faster plan. Some are still using a dial-up connection to the Internet. Broadband is essential for accessing the now commonly used features of the Web - downloading videos, podcasts, large PDF files and valuable tutorials.
Some people dismiss the Web is "just a load of rubbish" - but discerning users know it's a valuable and time-saving technology if you ignore the rubbish and seek out authoritative quality content.
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