Have you tried the new Google “Instant Search”?
September 9, 2010 Leave a comment
What’s the big deal? Google Instant saves the average searcher two to five seconds per search.
I tried it and I think it still needs some work, like when you are done typing have the drop down box disappear so you can see your results first before resuming typing. But overall, Google Instant is very entertaining.
On their personal blog, Google search God, Matt Cutts explains why these UI changes help make Google search faster.
“If we want to get people answers and solve their problems faster, we can help with that by improving our UI to help you formulate queries more quickly (and then doing a bunch of hard work under the hood to answer that query too). Google typically returns search results in milliseconds, but it takes several seconds for you to type a query. In other words, the limiting factor on a typical search is you. With predictive search and instant results, you can often get the answer you want much faster.”
Google will initially roll out Instant Search in the U.S. this week, expanding to the rest of the world later this year.