Google Instant: The Complete User’s Guide

Familiar with the newly announced Google Instant?

If not, read more about it,  courtesy of Matt McGee of Search Engine Land (a great site on all things search-related). See if you agree that Google Instant will change your life

What is Google Instant?

Google Instant is a feature that predicts what you’re searching for and shows results as you type. It uses Google’s autocomplete technology to show predicted search terms in a drop-down box, and begins to display search results below the drop-down.

As you continue to type, both the predicted queries and the search results change.

Google says there are three benefits to using Instant: faster searches (it saves 2-5 seconds per search according to Google research), smarter predictions that help guide user searches, and instant results that let the searcher see results without clicking a search button or pressing enter.

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