Want to see what Googles up to? You can start by watching this YouTube video, then read this comment from a Google executive: In a move to boost search result relevance, Google is rolling out several new search features that help users refine their search results. Users can now slice and dice search results by content type and receive more relevant search options.
Google introduced a new search results page this week that may revolutionize the search process. The big change is a side panel on the left hand side of the search page that allows you to search a term in different ways. You can click news to find news items related to your search or images to see related pictures. You can click a timeline to see a history of search results or search results from the past 24 hours. Other changes to the Google search page include a new color palette and logo.
Googles move to update its search capabilities reflects its continuing desire to perfect a popular product and deal with stiff competition from Microsoft Bing, which launched last June and already commands 11.7 percent of U.S. search results, compared with 65 percent for Google.
Early reaction in the tech community seems to be positive. It looks very Web 2.0, one analyst said of Googles new search page. Another said, It should make it easier for searchers to drill-down further into their queries.
Google is implementing the search changes worldwide, making them available in 26 languages.