Saturday, September 11, 2010

Google Instant Search: How to Enable or Disable Google Instant?

Google Instant is the latest search enhancement. His is to show the results as your type. The main aim for this pushing of technology is to help the user get better and faster results. The main idea of this has emerged from the fact that generally type slowly but read quickly, “typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page.” Thus, this signifies that it will be more beneficial to scan a results page as you type.

To understand how it works, we shall discuss it in details for you. As you will be starting to search your search terms, Google Instant Search will automatically show results for a popular search that does begin with those letters. Now, if you do not see the results you desire, then you should just keep typing and the results shall be updated dynamically. The basics of search in Google do remain the same, and so do the way of ranking results and displaying the relevant ones.

One of the most useful changes you shall observe while using this feature is that you shall find the most appropriate content much faster, without even having to finish typing your entire search term, or even pressing “search”. Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search. Another advantage is that you shall even be entitled to viewing of results as you type, thus formulating a better search term by providing instant feedback. Also, at times when you don’t know exactly what to search, predictions may be of great help in guiding your search. Because of the instant results, you can actually see the entire path in steps till you reach your desired result.

Earlier, before the use of Google Instant, a typical search would take 9 seconds to enter a search term, but now the case is not so. For information, 15 new technologies are at present contributing to the Google Instant functionality.

To either enable or disable Google Instant, you shall follow the steps given below:

* Go to the Settings tab of the top right of your Google search home page.
* Select the Search Settings from the drop down menu.
* Select “Use Google Instant — predictions and results appear while typing” at the Google Instant category to enable Google Instant.
* Otherwise, select “Do not use Google Instant” at the Google Instant category to disable Google Instant.
* Now, click on the “Save Preferences” button at the lower right corner of the page.

There you have it, a successful enabling or disabling of Google Instant. Google Instant will actually appear to you as a conversation with your search engine, as you will be receiving instant feedbacks from your search engine, and thus in a step by step manner escort you to your search results faster and accurately. If you also wish to avoid seeing of inappropriate content, then you can even enable SafeSearch at the “strict filtering” level in the preferences page.

Introducing Google Instant (Youtube Video) : Meet the new way to search. Google Instant shows results as you type.


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