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Google Voice Search – Now talk to your Search Engine

Google has had a pretty big year in terms of improvements. First, they introduce +1 and now they introduce voice search for desktop. While voice search has been a big part of Android for years, desktop users have had to stick to typing. Google used all of the voice data it has been collecting on Android to hone desktop search into a well-oiled machine.

The effectiveness of voice search is surprisingly good. Google is leading the pack when it comes to voice recognition. Despite trying to stump it with uncommon words, out of the 50 or so times I used voice search it only misheard me twice. This includes searches involving names and book titles. It’s clear that Google has been putting all those mobile voice searches to good use.

Thumbnail previews on Google Search

Google seems to be doing a lot these days. After Google Instant, it has come up with another intuitive (though not much innovative) page results thumbnail previews feature. This is probably another attempt to enhance search experience for users or (perhaps a move to beat Bing). Note Bing is already offering similar thumbnail previews of webpages on search results pages. Google thumbnail previews are although a little different than how Bing displays its previews. The larger thumbnail is shown as soon as you hover the mouse over a search result. A somewhat similar functionality is already offered in image results where a larger preview of image is displayed after clicking.

Google Public DNS aiming Speed & Security

A little while back, on Dec-3-2009, Google introduced Google Public DNS.

Per the official Google blog,

As people begin to use Google Public DNS, we plan to share what we learn with the broader web community and other DNS providers, to improve the browsing experience for Internet users globally. The goal of Google Public DNS is to benefit users worldwide while also helping the tens of thousands of DNS resolvers improve their services, ultimately making the web faster for everyone.

Should you care about Search Engine Optimization for your Website

Few of my friends have been expecting of me to post something on Search engine optimization or SEO in short.  SEO is a vast domain and it is impossible to cover it entirely in this post, I’ll try to highlight few tips for the newbies who intend to become Search engine optimizers or SEO specialists.  Before proceeding further, keep in mind that not everyone can be be worthy of being called a Search engine optimizer and it certainly isn’t easy to become one.  It isn’t just that you employ few on-page and offpage optimization tricks and will get results in your targeted search engines. Don’t expect results overnight.

Twitter Google and Real time indexing in Search

There has been quite a speculation in the past few months that Google has set its eyes on aquiring Twitter.  Some Analysts have been speculating that Twitters’ real time search could spell trouble for Google. In all its might, Google is still far away from being a real time search and then of course it is mighty hard to incorporate a real time searching and indexing billions & trillions of webpages. Imagine the load it will put on webservers if Google even increases its bot activity by twice of its current average rate. It is simply not feasible. See here http://www.pandia.com/sew/2085-real-time-indexing-in-google.html how real time indexing is the new in-thing in search engine business.