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December 15, 2009

Google Smart Suggest

Google has recently added a feature that makes search suggestions even more useful. Let's say you type [christmas shop] and then you realize that you wanted to search for [christmas tree shop]. You don't have to add the word "tree" to your query: just type "t" before "shop" and Google adjusts the suggestions. The first suggested query is [christmas tree shop].




The change may seem subtle, but I think it's really significant: Google takes into account the caret position and shows suggestions for the word you are currently typing.

Here's another way to use smart suggestions: type "cat" in the search box, then type "r" before "cat". The first suggestion is [ragdoll cat], a popular query starts with "r" and includes the word "cat".


Yet another reason to use Google's search box instead of typing a query in your browser's search box.

15 comments:

  1. Don't be so quick to dismiss browser search bars. The new, caret-position-based results are available to any clients of the Google Suggest API. For example, http://crbug.com/29999 covers adding support for this to Google Chrome.

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  2. Google very creative, innovative and very light search engine. Top :D

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  3. Wow, talk about innovation of course this cluster technology is being revamped seriously. I would love to use google. I usually don’t post on blogs but ya forced me to, great info.. excellent! This is an excellent article.

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  4. Search suggestion option is very popular and I have seen this 4 months back while surfing. This is a creativity of Google and that's why they are so popular, thanks for the post.

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  5. YaY! This was something I always felt lacked in a search engine and I'm happy they could solve the problem. :D

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  6. I was wondering whether anyone would notice this--I should have known. Sharp eyes. :)

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  7. google autocomplete, funny tool if you ask me. go to this site, you will see what i am talking about.

    autocompleteme.com

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  8. If you are into SEO then this update to the Google search box might be a good way of doing some quick keyword research.

    Just a thought.

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  9. i should point out that this suggestion tool has keywords that the Google Adwords Keyword tool does not. Why? I don't know. But go through the alphabet and I'll bet you find some very valuable keywords you had no idea existed.

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  10. Google has now made another change to its software where it shows more suggested pages from one website.

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  11. ya this new feature is nice , as it helps when we are not sure about exact spelling and even we can see different releated keyword..

    thanks

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  12. I use this feature as a dictionary all the time. I'm sure im not the only person who does this.

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