Google Searchology Event: What has changed in search?
May 13, 2009
Yesterday Google hosted its second Searchology event and presented some updates and changes they have made in search. The first event, held two years ago, introduced Universal Search - a feature that blended results of different types (web pages, images, videos, books, etc.) on the results page. This time Google showed a preview of three new products and SERP improvements: Search Options, Rich Snippets and Google Squared.
Search Options With Search Options, the results page gives you more options and new ways to interact with Google Search. It ultimately provides more useful results and a better search experience by helping you find what you need faster and easier.
Look at the video below for more details:
Google Squared Another tool Google showed a preview yesterday is called "Google Squared."
Here is the Google's explanation of what Google Squared is:
“Unlike a normal search engine, Google Squared doesn't find webpages about your topic — instead, it automatically fetches and organizes facts from across the Internet.”
This product will be available in Google Labs later this month.
Rich Snippets The third feature announced is "Rich Snippets," which will show more useful information from web pages in search results - things like user reviews and the cost of products.
"For example, if you are thinking of trying out a new restaurant and are searching for reviews, rich snippets could include things like
the average review score, the number of reviews, and the restaurant's
For more details and coverage of the event, we have compiled a list of top posts and news that are worth reading: