Everybody knows about Google Instant, even if you aren’t aware of it by its name, its the first thing you will observe while you use Google search. If you haven’t got it by now, Its the search enhancement to regular Google search where you get to see results as you type the terms.
Google Instant basically helps you search faster with predictive inputs using the previous search analysis of people doing search from across the world. It proves to be highly useful when you don’t have any idea of the terms you need to enter for your search, helping you reach your search destination quicker.
Apart from aiding in individual search, Google instant helps you see the most commonly searched terms for every country. Since Google has a local version of itself for every country, one can open up their sites, and type relevant keywords to check what really obsesses that Nation the most.
A better way is to type single alphabets and check what the most searched items are for a country to get a quick overview of what the netizens of those lands favor the most. I have made a list of these results for few countries, which I would publish in my next post, the results of which were quite fascinating and amusing too.
For those that take an instant dislike to this new feature, there is the option to turn off Google Instant and return to the more traditional search method. Next to the search bar there will be verification that Instant is turned on. Click on this link and you will have the choice to turn the feature off.
Google Instant does employ some safeguard measures. This means that certain words will not trigger real-time results, or alternative search options. These words include anything connected with ‘pornography, violence, or hate-speech’. If you type a letter into the search bar in the middle of the Google home page, the real-time results begin to be displayed and the search bar moves to the top of the browser window. For those that enjoy using the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ function, this may cause some concern as that button then disappears. But fear not, you can use the right arrow on your keyboard to active the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ function once Instant has started displaying real-time search results.