December 21, 2010 - Google is renowned for reinventing the ways to improve interaction with the search engine. From rapid refining of results to typing in the search queries in to the address bar or speaking the search terms, Google is always thinking of ensuring that the users find their favorite search engine user-friendly. The latest improvements from Google include a more accurate way of zooming back in time in real time, innovative warning labels that grab your attention on the result page, instant results as well as web pages in Chrome, and info delivered to in audio format as you use the Translate feature of Google.
Google Instant Now on Chrome
Google Instant goes on expanding to newer languages, devices as well as domains. With Google's latest beta release, Google Instant can be used in your Chrome Omnibox as well. And with this Instant has moved on to the next level and has gone ever more powerful, thereby allowing you to get instant search results as well as web pages. If your default search engine is Google with Instant enabled on Chrome, the browser would start loading the web page/ search results the moment you type in. Now this is what we call fast!
Top updates – for Improved Realtime Search
It's been just more than a year that Realtime Search was introduced by Google. Realtime Search instilled life in the SERPs with real time content streamed in a dynamic manner. There has been a steady improvement in Realtime Search and the latest addition is "Top updates". The Top updates section can be viewed on Realtime result page’s right-hand-side thereby facilitating the viewing of the tweets related to your search.
The UI for replay feature has also been updated thereby facilitating zooming back in time within miniscule time intervals that would appear as you move the cursor over the time line. Lastly, the "Updates" mode, which you see in the left hand panel on the main SERPs, has also been renamed to "Realtime" in order to render consistency to the feature names of Google.
Notifications about hacked websites
Now you can be notified about sites as to when they could have been spammed, defaced or compromised. Various automated tools are used for detecting the common signs of hacking on immediate basis. The moment a detection is made of this sort, a new notice would appear right below the result line saying "This site may be compromised."
Besides protecting the users, the notifications would also aid webmasters in quickly finding out if their sites are being misused by anyone.
Google Translate Gets Better
Translate feature of Google has come across three drastic improvements this week. The first one being the added ability of seeing alternative translations, so that you can easily understand the actually meaning of the word of the phrase you key in. You can even provide feedback to help Google improve its translation feature. There is also a virtual keyboard, so you can type in any language using the virtual QWERTY keyboard. And last but not the least, speech synthesis has been added for 3 more languages and there's a great improvement in the other 17. This way you get to hear the words besides seeing their textual translation.
Know What's Hot in Searches This Week with Google Beat
With Google introducing Google Beat now you can have a closer look at the popular searches of the week. Google, being the most preferred search engine for countless searchers, is leaving no stone unturned to provide the users with more precise and improved searching experience than ever before.