Google Launches New Search Suggestions & Drops Counts

May 21, 2009 • 8:34 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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:


(2) Improved "navigational query" support:


(3) Search Suggestions even on search results pages:


(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

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


(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.

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