The new Google suggest feature
Google Labs have just released the beta version of a new
Google tool: Google
Suggest. As you type into the search box, Google Suggest
guesses what you're typing and offers suggestions in real
How does it work?
"Our algorithms use a wide range of information
to predict the queries users are most likely to want to see.
For example, Google Suggest uses data about the overall popularity
of various searches to help rank the refinements it offers."
type a letter, Google Suggest requests a special modified
version of Google's search tool which only returns the necessary
Google Suggest disables your web browsers auto-complete feature
and it defines a field for the new auto-complete popup menu.
Each time you enter a character in the search field, Google
Suggest fills that field with the results of a query to a
What can it do for you?
By suggesting more refined searches up front, Google Suggest
can make your searches more convenient and efficient by keeping
you from having to reformulate your query.
The downside is that Google Suggest limits the number of
suggestions. If the current version of Google suggest became
an official Google feature, the number of different search
queries would be reduced. People wouldn't enter their own
keyword creations anymore but they would use Google's limited
Interested in some funny results?
Google Suggest sometimes returns interesting suggestions.
For example, enter "my boyfriend is", "my girlfriend
is" or "the truth is". It's fun to try new
words and see what Google will do with them.
By typing single letters in the search box you can see the
Google ABC: A is for Amazon, Z is for zip codes.
More information about Google Suggest can be found here.
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