As always, Google created a lot of controversy by releasing its new Google Instant Search feature yesterday (thanks to Donna Fontenot for keeping me in the loop!).
Your search results will now start displaying as soon as you begin typing in the search box. According to Google, this will cut out 2-5 seconds of search time.
2 to 5 seconds – my, my!
Here are a few of the core features in Google Instant, according to Official Google blog:
- Dynamic Results – Google dynamically displays relevant search results as you type so you can quickly interact and click through to the web content you need.
- Predictions – One of the key technologies in Google Instant is that we predict the rest of your query (in light gray text) before you finish typing. See what you need? Stop typing, look down and find what you’re looking for.
- Scroll to search – Scroll through predictions and see results instantly for each as you arrow down.
And here are some of Twitter reactions to the “core features” of Google Instant:
What’s next? Google Predictive Search feature?
What’s your take on it? Comment below.
Also: Here are a couple of worthy reads on the topic from other great bloggers:
Google Instant Ain’t Coffee – Keyword Research Tactics Changed By James The Just
How Will Google Instant Impact Internet Marketing By Kathy Blogger
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