Google Instant Unveils Search As You Type

Sorry to be covering Google so much lately but it is hard to ignore when they bring so much productivity enhancements in their tools!

Google has unveiled something new called Google Instant.

It is simply Google search on steroids. Lots of steroids.

Google Instant gives you search results as you type in the search box.

Search as you type. It’s a simple and straightforward idea—people can get results as they type their queries. Imagining the future of search, the idea of being able to search for partial queries or provide some interactive feedback while searching has come up more than a few times.

As you can imagine, searching even before someone types isn’t easy—which is why we are so excited today to be unveiling Google Instant. 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.
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.

The blog post explains the technology behind Google Instant. It looks like they added new caching systems, ability to adaptively control the rate at which the results are shown and optimization of page-rendering Javascript to bring this to life.

I think I am going to get used to this instant searching!

Try Google Instant

Check out this video about Google Instant

4 Responses to “Google Instant Unveils Search As You Type”

  1. RT Cunningham September 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Meh, I don’t see it happening for me yet.


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