Google Adds Improved Search Options

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 14 June 2011 15:24

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Software Engineer at Google Amit Singhal, at Google Inside Search, unveiled quite a few new search options for Google. Even though mobile searches have surpassed desktop searches, both platforms will be getting updates. He said, "We were completely focused on the users and getting them the most relevant result as the first result. On mobile, screens are smaller. Users are going to see just one result or two. It’s even more critical that you get the first result right." Check out more here.

On the mobile side,

  • New search interface for local searches
  • Faster search results as repeated queries are integrated with the most-searched queries online (i.e. stocks, sports, weather, etc.)
  • Infinite scroll on photo searches when using tablet browsers
  • Interactive widgets about financial indexes (i.e. S&P 500)
On the desktop side,
  • Search by image, pick up image, drag it to search box and get results
  • Copy and paste image URL
  • Upload the file
  • Chrome and Firefox extensions for discovering images while browsing the Web