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Google Switches on Preview Search Results Before You Click.

Google Instant Previews, gives users the ability to see a website before they visit it. Google accomplishes this by taking a screenshot of every webpage in its index and giving users access to it via a magnifying glass icon that sits to the right of every search result.


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Google Adds Some Great New Features to Webmaster Tools

Just spotted some nice new features to Google Webmaster Tools which should help website owners, they have added more queries and charts and also impressions, clicks and click through rate data.

This can really help with the development and marketing of a site and comes a a major challenge to keyword ranking reports.


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Google are Rapidly Changing the Face of Search – Again!

Well a day does not seem to go by without Google announcing yet another enhancement to their search offering today it’s the turn of “Real Time Search”.

Over at the Google blog the features are explained in more detail but as brief snapshot here is a comment from Amit Singhal, Google Fellow : “Our real-time search features are based on more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day.

“Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our new partners that we’re announcing today: Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and — along with Twitter, which we announced a few weeks ago.”

Microsoft’s Bing has already introduced a beta version of real time search, using Twitter it is going to be intersing to see how this changes the landscape for search engine professionals as more and more control moves to the searcher themselves!


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New Custom Social Search from Google

Quite a few announcements yesterday from Google one of the most important has to be the one about Social Search -launched on google labs that is based on the “social graph” principles whereby all friends and associated content within your cirlce should provide a more relevant source of results:-

“(..) a new feature that allows you to see results for queries from people in your social network. This works by using your Google Profile. If you fill it out with the other social networks you’re a member of, such as FriendFeed, Google will scan who you are connected to and give your results from those people.

This opens up a whole new area to certain sectors especially travel and I will let Kevin May over at tnooz explain it in detail, it also has a major impact on SEO and how people get the best results and act on them something  that is discussed here on huomah.

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Google Releases New Search Tools

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Google showed off some of its new search features at an event at its Mountain View headquarters on Tuesday

One to keep an eye on as an idea known as Google Squared it works by Google extracting information from multiple websites, and then working out the common values and presents the results in a spreadsheet format.

For many online publishers, this future will look scary. It implies that for some types of information Google will become a destination site, not intermediary.

It is still in the early stages of develpement so still time to rejig those business models and with new ways of search emerging every day like WolframAlpha, a “question and answer” service due to debut next week, the long-term implications are huge: like the Semantic Web, these services point to a time when online services like Google draw on a network of linked data, rather than just a network of linked documents. At that point, users should be able to query the data without ever needing to visit the underlying sources – at least in theory. Making the quality of search for the user more valuable but at the detriment to web publishers.

They also showcased the new Google Search Options, which is a new panel that will appear in the left hand column of search results, it gives users tools to refine their own search results – for instance, based on date. (pic above)

All in all interesting times yet again in the online world 😉

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Sneek Peek At Googles New Search Interface

Michael Arrington and the guys at Techcrunch have been posting videos and screenshots of Google’s new test search interface which seems to include lots of social features.

Michael even says “Google Continues To Test A Search Interface That Looks More Like Digg Every Day”.

The video shows the new interface with all the social widgets and it looks pretty cool and will be interesting to see what the other search guys think.

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An Insight Into How People Search for Travel…

This video has a few good insights into how people search and research their travel options online. it is interesting to note that Google is a major starting pint however the most intersting point is the lack of a true multilingual search tool (now that gives me and idea 🙂 )

[Via Travolution]