5 New Features that has Improved Google’s Search

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

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

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

Share Results

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

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

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.

  • http://www.mytricks.in santosh

    thx for sharing this tip!!

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      You’re welcome Santosh, thanks for dropping by :)

  • http://www.studyhtml.com Brian

    I am really curious to see how google+ is going to be. I have not jumped on that wagon yet. But it does seem like it will enhance personal search.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Brian, I would really recommend using it from a marketer, blogger’s point of view.

  • http://www.blake.com/blog Rochelle

    Thanks for posting this. Fabrizio. I want to try out google+ as well. Apparently its great.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Rochelle, it’s great, you don’t need an invite anymore as I do believe that Google Plus is available to everyone now, anyone correct me if I’m wrong :)

  • http://www.wipersonalinjuryattorneys.com vhien@Wisconsin Accident Attorneys

    Yes, you’re right,I like preview feature also. Quite easy to determine if I’ve landed to the right page. I haven’t notice my the +1 button on my search results even if I’m into my G+ account, is there something wrong with my browser? I’m using Google chrome.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      The small +1 button appears alongside the green URL line in search results, but I’ve recently noticed that it doesn’t appear in all searches that I make which is a bit odd, it doesn’t appear at all if you’re not signed in. I’m using Firefox 7 :)

      • http://www.wipersonalinjuryattorneys.com vhien@Wisconsin Accident Attorneys

        I’m a bit pissed with FF since it has slow connection so I’ve decided to switch to Chrome. I bet I’m on the side that “doesn’t appear in all searches”.

  • http://www.vinfotech.com/services/ipad-application-development.html iPad Apps Development

    I like your post Fabrizio but doesn’t agree with all your points.I think that by involving +1 searches in the results the users won’t get the filtered result.In fact they’ll visit those site which have maximum circle.(as it’ll rank better)

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Yes you’re right it will.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/rob-benwell-online Rob Benwell

    Thank you for the added information. Google is doing well right now. I’ve my Google+ account and its a very friendly networking site unlike Facebook. Looking forward for more updates.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hey Rob, thanks for stopping by and you’re welcome. Yes you’re indeed right, I think a lot of people will agree that Google are giving us some great new tools and features to play with. I also find Google Plus more network friendly as well, I seem to get more response from my connections on G+ than I do with my fans on Facebook, but it could be that I’m not engaging on FB as I could be. Thanks again for dropping by.

  • http://www.beachclublifestyle.com/ Beach club hallandale

    I’m interested in the Google plus posts search. I think Google as a search engine has excelled tremendously and is still trying to introduce newer ways to make searching fun and easier for any type, Google is user friendly. We’d be helpless without Google.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Yes I agree fully, when you really think about it we’re all at the mercy of Google, every single business out there that relies on search, which is pretty much everybody, relies on Google to bring them traffic and convert them into consumers.