Google Search Suggestions More Local & Auto Corrects More Search Queries

Apr 19, 2010 - 8:09 am 1 by
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Google announced three enhancements to Google, one for search suggestions and two for spelling.

The search suggestions now may show you metro specific suggestions, if you are in a certain U.S. metro area. The two examples give include:

(1) In San Francisco [bart] is probably not Bart Simpson; it’s probably Bay Area Rapid Transit (2) In Chicago it’s easy to find out about your local NBA team (i.e. Chicago Bulls)

Google also made spelling suggestions work with names. So now when you plug in an adjective followed by a name, Google will be smarter. The examples give include [matthew devin oracle], [yuri lehner stanford], [simon tung machine learning].

Finally, Google does auto-spelling corrects, they have since late 2008. Google said they are expanding this to 31 languages across over 180 domains. Meaning, Google is now going to be correcting even more searches. Not everyone likes the auto-corrections but this is how it is.

Tedster in a WebmasterWorldthread:

Well, it's a noble and understandable effort. I just hope the new spelling revisions stay in Google Suggest and don't migrate even further into the actual SERPs. There's enough query revision going on already.

Do you agree?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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