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Google Instant | search is faster than the speed of type using google


Search as you type. It is a straightforward idea – people can get results as they type their search query. Google have developed few demos (notably, Amit Patel in 1999 and Nikhil Bhatla in 2003). Our search-as-you-type demos were thought-provoking—fun, fast and interactive—but fundamentally flawed. Why? Because you don’t really want search-as-you-type (no one wants search results for [bike h] in the process of searching for [bike helmets]). You really want search-before-you-type—that is, you want results for the most likely search given what you have already typed.

Google Instant is search-before-you-type. Instant takes what you have typed already, predicts the most likely completion and streams results in real-time for those predictions—yielding a smarter and faster search that is interactive, predictive and powerful.

Google Instant

Here are a few of the core features in Google Instant:

  • 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.

Here’s a video that explains Google Instant in greater depth:

The user benefits of Google Instant are many—but the primary one is time saved. Our testing has shown that Google Instant saves the average searcher two to five seconds per search. That may not seem like a lot at first, but it adds up. With Google Instant, we estimate that we’ll save our users 11 hours with each passing second!

As part of current release, Google Instant will become the core search experience on Google.com for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE 8. They will also be offering Google Instant to our users in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the U.K. who are signed in and have Instant-capable browsers. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll work to roll out Google Instant to all geographies and platforms.

Stay in touch for updates..

Source  : Google Blog

  • jim
    September 11, 2010 at 4:24 am

    this is awesome man

  • Maren Monkowski
    Maren Monkowski
    September 26, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I think this write up was really a solid beginning to a potential series of blog posts about this topic. So many users pretend to know what they are talking about when it comes to this stuff and really, hardly anyone actually get it. You seem to understand it though, so I think you should run with it. Thanks a lot!

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