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Has anyone clocked that its turned onto some instant search reflex?

sh*t's giving me a page of results before I even press the enter button. Impressive stuff.

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Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.

The most obvious change is that you get to the right content much faster than before because you don’t have to finish typing your full search term, or even press “search.” Another shift is that seeing results as you type helps you formulate a better search term by providing instant feedback. You can now adapt your search on the fly until the results match exactly what you want. In time, we may wonder how search ever worked in any other way.

Benefits

Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.

Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.

Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.

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think u gota be signed into your google account.

i like it

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i was f*ckin baffed jus a few mins ago i was searchin sutin it jus turned

f*cked up sh*t

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« Previous | Main

The need for speed with Google Instant

Maggie Shiels | 09:03 UK time, Thursday, 9 September 2010

Google Instant is a product that has speed at the very heart of everything it does and where every second counts.

Marissa Mayer in front of Google presentation screen

During its launch at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art, the company threw a slew of figures at journalists, analysts and bloggers that showed the average user takes nine seconds to type in a search query and another 15 seconds to choose which result to open.

Google Instant aims to put a rocket under those figures by dishing up results as you type.

In a quick one-letter experiment, when I typed in the letter "A" I was offered a choice of "Amazon, AOL or Apple" on a drop-down list. For "B" I got "Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transport) and Best Buy". "C" was Craisglist and "D" it was DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).

All very random and quick but Google's head of search Marissa Mayer told me one-letter queries are not the greatest way to yield the best results.

"Typing one letter doesn't give the greatest signal of what is intended so popular companies may well pop up as the offering," said Ms Mayer.

"The first letter game is fun. We call it the alphabet according to Google Instant. It is

actually probably better in terms of an experience if you give us two or three letters. We are able to predict that much better what you are likely to be looking for."

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so you lot arent talkin about suggestions but results that are listed as you type?

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so you lot arent talkin about suggestions but results that are listed as you type?

Exactly that

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Hate the image search ting now

Y?

innit, not having to click next >>>>> having to

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the image ting looks too cluttered

but its alright

still remember using that and ask jeeves back in year 6 to search for nude pics of Britney Spears n Mellissa Joan HArt

good times

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