Google are on the verge of reinventing themselves, lately the internet search giants, and to many people ‘who reckon’ soon to be social networking giants, have given us a host of new and exciting features to enhance our experience in using Google online products.
Today I’d like to highlight on 5 new features that Google has unveiled over the last 12 months or so that has immensely improved their search tool dramatically.
Improved Site Links
Site links have been around for a while in Google, but recently Google made some much needed improvements to its site links, giving its users the power to dive right into a website without clicking onto the home page link. The new site links now also displays a short site description and URL.
Improved Website Preview
A while back Google released website previews, giving users the ability to preview a website before clicking on it. Bad news for site owners that use a lot of flash media, as they still don’t display correctly, even worst if your site is not as attractive or appealing as your rival competitors. However the new preview site version now offers keyword and description highlights and annotations of each website on preview.
Share Results in Google Plus
Since the arrival of the +1 button good things have come to many who use this ‘search relevant’ social button. If you’re signed into your Google Plus account you can easily share search results with your connections in your profile using the +1 button that appears by each listing.
Improved Search by Image
Searching images on Google couldn’t be more fun. Their search by image has also been greatly improved. You can search for an image in Google, paste the image URL if you know it, or even upload an image and Google will automatically search using the image uploaded. You can also drag and drop images into the search box and search for images that way.
Search Google Plus Posts
If you’re signed into Google Plus you can perform a social search from Google Plus posts. Google will only show posts made by people in your circle of connections, and posts that have been made publicly. You can easily stop your posts from appearing in other user’s searches by simply making changes in your profile privacy settings.
Have I missed any out? If I have then I’ll leave it up to you to add them in the comments section below.