Thursday, 17 May 2007

Google Moves towards "Universal Search"

At the Google "Searchology" Press conference this weekend, Google announced a number of new innovations in it's search interface that will be unrolled this week. One of the major changes will be the new integration between Google's different search types.

Google has announced that they will be merging the results from Google Book, Blog, Image, Local News, and Video Searches into the organic search results. According to the official press release, Google's vision for universal search is to "ultimately search across all its content sources, compare and rank all the information in real time, and deliver a single, integrated set of search results that offers users precisely what they are looking for".

It's going to be interesting to see exactly how Google fulfils that goal in the future. We can already see an aggressive stance taken to update it's services recently, and we can look forward to more integrated and informative searches in the future.

To be continued....

1 comment:

ozlady said...

Google got best search in PC Mag this month, and integration on searches was one of the key things that they rated as they said it interested users.

To be frank, I use both google scholar and books and think this would be kewl.