The one-day-old Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type your query. On Google’s official blog, the company says, “We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster… 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.”
The idea behind the new search feature is that people read much faster than they type. With Google Instant, you do not need to finish typing your entire query or even hit “search” because the auto-complete does it for you.
Google says the three major benefits of Instant are faster searches that show results before you finish typing, smarter predictions for when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, and instant results. With every letter you type, your search results change accordingly – instantly. No clicking necessary. Google Instant search will be appearing on mobile phones sometime this fall.
What’s interesting to see is what results come up for each letter of the alphabet. For example, the letter “A” triggers AOL first in the search results. “B” is for Bank of America and a search for “C” lists Craigslist on the top of the list. The predictions may vary depending on each person’s search behaviors.
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