Posted by : Cebu Blogger Wednesday, May 13, 2009



Google, the number one search engine site has introduced new tools in searching and querying market during their second Searchology event held at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.


Google's Search Options

As what Google define, Search Options is a collection of tools that let you slice and dice your results and generate different views to find what you need faster and easier.

For example, if you are searching for a certain product review in forums but you want the discussion already took place at the past, then Search Options helps a lot. With it, you can search the product's name, apply the option to filter out anything but forum sites and then apply an option to only see results from the past days. For this lot of options, user can now do and search information in their own choose of output.


Rich Snippet

With Google's Rich Snippet, instead of viewing traditional search output in texts, it will extract and show more useful information from web pages.


Above sample is the query for Drooling Dog bar

For example, if you are searching for reviews on a certain product or hotel or restaurant, rich snippets can include average review score, price range and other helpful informations.


Google Squared



Sample screenshot of the tool

Unlike any other traditional search engines, Google Squared shows output of search in terms of information, properties about the search query from different sites and presents it in organized and tabulated manner.


Sample output of query "small dogs"

For example, if you key in small dogs, Google will return types of small dogs, with it are facts and information like their weight, Height and other helpful column.
This tool will be available later this month at google labs.


Google SkyMap

Another one pride of Google team is their SkyMap for Android. Google Sky Map turned your Android-powered mobile phone into a dynamic window on the night sky.

For example, when you point your phone at the sky, you will witness constellations, planets and any other parts of the heavenly bodies, if you want to know the name of a certain star, then Sky Map do help a lot!

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