Wouldn’t you love to see results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed?
Wouldn’t you love to stop wondering which search terms to use? Wouldn’t it just be great to have someone (or something) guide you every time you do your search?
Well this is what Google Instant does. And I love it!
What is Google Instant anyway?
This is a cool new search enhancement that shows results as you type. Google Instant “combines predictive search with a real time visualization of the results of that search.”
It’s great because it displays what it predicts you are searching for, allowing you to not only see your results faster, but also see results along the way AS YOU TYPE!
Google shares an interesting insight, “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.”
So what’s so great about Google Instant?
Even before you press “search” or “enter” or even before you finish typing the term or phrase you’re looking for, you get to the content you’re looking for MUCH FASTER! How cool is that?
Why we think it’s super
1. Save time with super fast searches.
Because it predicts your search and shows results BEFORE you finish typing, it saves you time! Indeed, in the words of Google itself, “The user benefits of Google Instant are many—but the primary one is time saved.” Their tests show that it saves the average searcher 2-5 seconds per search!
2. It’s a super guide for the clueless.
Sometimes, you’re not sure what you’re looking for, right? Well, with Google Instant, smarter predictions are made, helping guide you in your search. Google’s prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can now stop wondering (and typing!) as soon as you see the right word/s.
3. It gives you speedy, instant results.
It used to be that you had to type a full search term, hit enter and wait for the results. But now, with Google Instant, simply start typing and results appear right before your eyes!
Overall, I really like the instant results and seeing how the results change with just the addition of a single letter! What about you? What do you think about this new functionality?
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To Your Success,