Google Adds Style Options To Image Search, Search History Found In Search Suggestions, & Google Reader Blog Adds “What’s Hot”

It has been an active weekend for Google. Google has added additional search options to Google Image Search. Google has also introduced a “What’s Hot” area to Google Reader Blog. Finally, Google is testing showing search history within Google search suggestions.

Google has added additional search options by style. So in addition to searching for faces or photo content types of images, or news content, you can also search for line drawings, and clip art. Here is a picture of the available style options in Google Image Search:

Google Image Search Options

Google Operating System reports that some users are seeing Google web history results in Google search suggestions. So when you type a search phrase at, up comes search suggestions. Typically, those search suggestions are presented based on how popular the queries are but now Google is showing some people search results based on their search history. To me, this is a great addition to Google search suggestions. I personally do not see it, but here is a screen capture courtesy of Google Operating System:

Google Search Suggestions with History

The Google Reader Blog has added a “What’s Hot” section to the right hand navigation bar. What’s Hot is generated algorithmically, Google has not shared how exactly the algorithm works but I would expect it has something to do with shared items and reader counts.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Images | Google: Reader | Google: Web History & Search History | Google: Web Search | Top News


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  • Saad Kamal

    I only see google search suggestions.

  • Barry Schwartz

    Saad, me too. I did say Google was testing this. Hope they roll it out to everyone.

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