December 13, 2004
Google Suggestions, version 1
This is pretty funky: "Google Suggests" digs out alternative queries / completions of your query as you type; e.g. type "new" to see news, new york times, newspaper, newsgroups etc listed as alternative queries (ranked by popularity). It currently only expands on what you've already typed; e.g. it does not suggest "whale hunting" if you type "whales", and does not offer spelling correction etc... Maybe for version 2...
Of course, people have started playing already: see the Google Alphabet for a dynamic listing of what Google thinks is the first hit for every letter of the anglophone alphabet at any given time.
Other thoughts: it's not very unlike LiveSearch nor completely new...
Yeah, I think Google Suggest is pretty useful - I've replaced it as my regular google search page! :)
If you can't be bothered reading the searches, take a look at Speegle - it speaks google searches out, and the first male voice has a scottish accent! It's at http://speegle.co.uk.
That tool which shows alphabetwise listings of popular keywords is really useful. Just discovered a very unusual keyword that I hadn't even though of would be popular.
Hey, and speegle.....real cool. Good resource.
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