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It's already been two years since Google held its first Searchology press conference (May 16, 2007) where the search giant launched its “Universal Search” which blends various result types (web ...

It's already been two years since Google held its first Searchology press conference (May 16, 2007) where the search giant launched its “Universal Search” which blends various result types (web pages, images, videos, etc.) into its web results page. It was such a big thing back then that news about it was all over the web within 24 hours of Google's announcement.

In the two years that followed its release, Google's “Universal Search” would become ingrained in people's minds that many of us are now finding it hard to imagine that there was a time when it wasn't there yet.

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    • This ebook is provided by: http://waystomakemoneyfastx.orgIts already been two years since Google held its first Searchology press conference(May 16, 2007) where the search giant launched its “Universal Search” which blendsvarious result types (web pages, images, videos, etc.) into its web results page. It wassuch a big thing back then that news about it was all over the web within 24 hoursof Googles announcement.In the two years that followed its release, Googles “Universal Search” would becomeingrained in peoples minds that many of us are now finding it hard to imagine thatthere was a time when it wasnt there yet.Just two short years... but, in the computing world, two years is anything but short.Those two years would bear witness to the emergence and proliferation of twowebsites that spawned a new breed of internet users—those who crave viciouslyfor real-time news and updates.Those two years also saw the race for search supremacy heat up anew as Microsoftattempted to, and still continues to lure users to Bing.But, just as Google has seemed to take all of this in stride, the search giant is at itagain.
    • On May 12, 2009, Google hosted its second Searchology event on which itannounced of a new set of features for its search engine which they referred to as“Search Options”.Googles “Search Options” is a collection of tools that let users refine their results andgenerate different views, thus enabling them to find what they need faster andeasier.When it was launched, “Search Options” enabled users to filter their search bydifferent types of results (videos, forums, and reviews) and by time (recent, past 24hours, past week, past year). Also, it allowed users to see related searches, a “wonderwheel” view, or a timeline view.On October 1, 2009, Google added more features to its “Search Options”, this timeenabling users to:  search for anything that was published within the past hour;  specify a specific date range for their search;  add or filter out shopping sites from their search results;  search only those pages that have already been visited by the user; and  see only results from Googles book, blog, and news search tools.Although there are some people still left wanting for more options, “Search Options”seems to be off to a fairly good start.The Search OptionsThe “Search Options” link appears on a search result page after you do a search onhttp://www.google.com. The screenshots below shows the result page of a search forthe term “Google”, as well as the location of the “Search Options” link (displayed as“Show Options”). Get Free Weekly Marketing Tips Get Inspired Weekly! Receive Free Marketing Tips, Useful Resources, Free Downloads and Inspiring Messages Delivered To Your Inbox Every Week Subscribe now and you’ll also receive a free software! Go To: http://waystomakemoneyfastx.org/t/gso.html
    • When you click on the “Show Options” link, a panel will appear on the left side of theresult page showing you all the options/filters that you can use.
    • VideosThis will display only video results on your result page.Note that when using the video filter, an additional filter (“Duration” filter) is madeavailable to you. This filter allows you to refine your search results based on the
    • video clips length.BlogsThis option allows you to get results only from blog sites/pages.Forums
    • This options lets you refine your search to only include those retrieved from onlineforums and other places where discussions are happening.ReviewsThis option lets you retrieve only product reviews with your search.
    • Past HourAmong all the features that “Search Options” has, this has got to be the most popularamong users. This option enables you to retrieve only information that has beenposted/published on the web within the past hour.Past 24 HoursThis option enables you to retrieve only information that has beenposted/published on the web within the past 24 hours.
    • Past WeekThis option enables you to retrieve only information that has beenposted/published on the web within the past seven days.Past YearThis option enables you to retrieve only information that has beenposted/published on the web within the past year. Get Free Weekly Marketing Tips Get Inspired Weekly! Receive Free Marketing Tips, Useful Resources, Free Downloads and Inspiring Messages Delivered To Your Inbox Every Week Subscribe now and you’ll also receive a free software! Go To: http://waystomakemoneyfastx.org/t/gso.html
    • Specific Date RangeThis allows you to specify a date range for your results. This is particularly useful ifyou are looking for articles on an event. To specify a date range, simply enter the“start” date and the “end” date in the From and To boxes respectively.Visited Pages
    • This option allows you to search only those pages that youve already visited before.You need to be logged in for this to work. Also, you need to enable Web History. Thisis particularly useful if you want to trace back the pages youve visited before.Not Yet VisitedWorking opposite of the “Visited Pages” option, the “Not yet visited option” lets youfilter out all the pages that youve already visited and gives you results that containonly pages/links which you havent visited before. Just like “Visited Pages”, youneed to be logged in and have “Web History” enabled on your Google accountsettings.To enable Web History, go to http://www.google.com/history.
    • Related SearchesThis option will provide you with suggestions of what Google thinks are searchterms that are related to the search term you used, thus providing you with moreoptions to gain more information.Wonder WheelThe Wonder Wheel is very much similar to Related Searches such that it displaysrelated search terms to the term you originally used in your search, albeitgraphically.
    • TimelineThis option clusters together results from the same year and provides a graphshowing the volume of materials available from a particular year. You can click on ayear in the result page to display only the results from that year.Images from the PageThis option will display an image or two alongside each result link. The displaydimages are retrieved from the sites/pages that are included in the search results.
    • Fewer Shopping SitesThis option simply keeps shopping sites getting into the results at a minimal.More Shopping SitesThis option will pull more shopping sites into your result page. This is particularly
    • useful when youre shopping online since you dont have to go to the shopping sitesone by one anymore.More TextThis option will display more of a pages text on the Google search result page.
    • Google Hot TrendsGoogle has a tool called Google Trends that allows you to see how popular certainkeywords/keyphrases are. Basically, what Google Trends does is it will tell you howoften topics/keywords (up to five at a time) are being searched on Google and fromwhere. In addition, Google Trends will also show you how often yourtopics/keywords appear on Google News stories.This tool can help you a lot determine what people are currently into and whatpeople are currently interested in.Google Trends has been around for quite a while, several years as a matter of fact.And until recently, one needs to go to the Google Trends page to be able to use it.However, Google announced on September 28, 2009 via a blog post on its official blogthat it was integrating Google Trends in actual search results.If youre living in the U.S. or Japan and you happen to search for a trend (such as acelebrity whos just been a hot item on the news), chances are you will see theGoogle Trends graph at the bottom of your search results page such as shown in the
    • screenshot below (screenshot courtesy of Ben Parr). Get Free Weekly Marketing Tips Get Inspired Weekly! Receive Free Marketing Tips, Useful Resources, Free Downloads and Inspiring Messages Delivered To Your Inbox Every Week Subscribe now and you’ll also receive a free software! Go To: http://waystomakemoneyfastx.org/t/gso.html