Google Adds 9 New Search Options, Becomes An Almost Real Time Search Engine?

By | October 3, 2009

Written on October 1st, 2009 at 10:33 pm by Mayank Agarwal

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Google today updated “search options” which was introduced in May. This feature will help narrowing down your search results. So what has Google updated this time? Exactly 9 new options and here they go…

1). Past hour – This option is impressive and brings Google closer to real time search. “Past hour” option shows web pages that were published less than 1 hour ago (and are indexed by Google).

2). Specific date range – Shows web pages only publishes in specified date range.

3). More shopping sites – Displays additional commercial pages + prices in search results.

4). Less shopping sites – Does not display commercial pages.

5). Visited pages – Again, very impressive. If you are looking for something you forgot to bookmark.. no worries! Google will return you only pages you have visited earlier.

6). Not yet visited – Filters out pages that you have already visited.

Option 5& 6 needs you to be signed into Google and your web-history should be enabled.

7). Books, 8). Blogs, 9). News – Only shows results from these sources.

Keep in mind you might not able to see all these options right now, normally it takes 2-3 days for these updates to be fully functional.

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Official Google Blog : Refine your search results with new Search Options by Nundu Janakiram and Patrick Riley

search engine land :   Up Close With Google Search Options by Danny Sullivan

TechCrunch : Google Adds New Options To Make Search More Timely, Less Spammy, And More Personal by Erick Schonfeld

The New York Times (Bits) :   Google Brings New Options to Search by Miguel Helft

Image credit search engine land & TechCrunch