Google Instant, the new search enhancement launched by Google a month ago, is now officially released for India, in the google.co.in domain. This was announced by Google India blog. Google Instant helps users find information faster by showing relevant results as a query is typed. Now on Indians too can enjoy the instant searching provided by Google.
By providing instant feedback as we type, Google instant helps to formulate a better search term and there by getting the right content much faster than before. You don’t even have to finish typing your full search term, or even press “search” button. Google Instant technology does not make any changes in search engine ranking of web pages or the way advertisements are displayed alongside search results.
According to Google, “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. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.”. This very insight forms the basis of Google’s new live-searching service named as ‘Instant’. Google says if everyone uses Google Instant globally they estimate this will save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day. That’s 11 hours saved every second!. Thus saving 350 Million Hours of Time Per Year.
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Benefits of Enabling Google Instant
Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.
Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.