Google Unveils New Search Tools
Google has announced a new application it hopes will make internet searches more relevent. The Google search options will let users to sort their results in several new ways to narrow their search result down. These include showing only pages with a certain type of content, those organized by date or time and graphical searches. There is also a ‘related searches’ option. This feature suggests other possibilities that could aid searches. A ‘Wonder Wheel’ uses graphics to show people how related topics are clustered together. Google Search options could prove particularly helpful for searches that are hard to express with keywords (such as ‘Show me discussions about the Oscars in forums’) or when you want to explore topics more broadly or refine them.
The tool will be available immediately so that when a user inputs search terms into the search box, there will be a ’show options’ link. Despite being the most popular search engine throughout the world, the web giant said it could not afford to take anything for granted and has more new tools on the way. There are three new products in the pipeline worth watching out for. Rich Snippets will give additional information about the content of suggested website links. for example, a resturant review may include menu prices. Google Squared, which is expected to be made publicly available within a month or so, takes information from the web and displays it in a spreadsheet. For example, a query for small dog typed into the search box will bring up a table showing photos of various dogs, their origin, weight and height.
And the company also wants to reach out to the stars with Skymap. This application is for mobile phones using Android operating system. By using a Smartphone’s GPS capabilities, and show the person where they are standing and which way they are pointing.