Friday, October 27, 2006

A new test-bed for Google Search

Google has launched a new search site on a move to study and implement new search features that may be useful to the users of this giant search engine. This new search engine, SearchMash, uses the same "database" as Google, but it adds new interesting features, in an attempt to innovate the well-known search engine. Each user can test this and provide feedback on the features section.

Here are some of the new features:

  • No need to have your cursor in the search box to start typing your query
  • Click the green URL of a web result to open a menu of options for viewing the URL or refining your query
  • The top three image results are displayed next to your web results
  • Click the number next to a result and drag it around to reorder. For now, this does not affect the way the results will appear in the next queries, but Google may use this feature to improve the rank of web results
Website: SearchMash

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