Written on October 1st, 2009 at 10:33 pm by Mayank Agarwal
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.
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
The New York Times (Bits) : Google Brings New Options to Search by Miguel Helft