Google Launches New Search Suggestions & Drops Counts

May 21, 2009 - 8:34 am 0 by
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After some testing, Google has finally announced that they will be launching changes to their search suggestions. The key changes include:

(1) Search Ads in Search Suggestions:

sponsored-link-in-suggest

(2) Improved "navigational query" support:

navigational-suggestion

(3) Search Suggestions even on search results pages:

suggest-on-results-page

(4) No estimated count numbers, as you can see from the screen shots above. Here is a screen shot of the old way:

Google Suggest in Google.com?

(5) Search suggestions are now personalized based on your search history and other factors:

personalized-suggest

(6) Google bolds the query words in the search suggestions drop down.

I don't see this feature live yet, but it should be soon.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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