Google推出Google Instant即时显示功能

Google宣布推出名为Google Instant的新功能,并将其描述为该公司12年历史上最重要的革新之一。该服务可在用户输入搜索框时,根据用户浏览记录和习惯,不断预测搜索内容并实时将搜索结果展现出来,而不必等待输入完成或点击“搜索”。

Google Instant具备几大特点:更快的搜索,通过预测用户的搜索,在完成输入前就可以展示结果,使用Google Instant之后,搜索时间平均应该可以削减2至5秒钟。目前该服务仅在美国上线。

中国用户提前使用Google Instant的方法,使用美==国的==V==P==N或SSH访问Google,点页面底部的 in English,之后访问,点Try it Now,接着继续访问,当你发现你在搜索框输入文字的时候,搜索内容就开始改变,说明已经成功使用了Google Instant功能。

Google Instant功能不会改变用户最终会点击的结果,只是用于加快显示用户的搜索结果。

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people 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. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.
The most obvious change is that you get to the right content much faster than before because you don’t have to finish typing your full search term, or even press “search.” Another shift is that seeing results as you type helps you formulate a better search term by providing instant feedback. You can now adapt your search on the fly until the results match exactly what you want. In time, we may wonder how search ever worked in any other way.
Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.
Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.