Google Book Search Now With Cloud Tag

The Google Book Search Blog announced a neat new feature that allows you to peek into the book via what is known as a cloud tag. The cloud tag shows you the most common terms and phrases used in the book, with the bigger the terms, the more that term is used in the book.

For example, let’s take a look at Search Engine Optimization for Dummies. If you scroll down to the “Common Terms and Phrases” section, you will notice this cloud tag:

Google Book Search Cloud Tag

If you click on any of the terms in the cloud, you will be taken to a page that highlights where in the book the terms show up:

Google Book Search Cloud Tag

Interesting to see [Yahoo] is way bigger than [Google] in this particular book.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Book Search


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  • BluePhenom

    Interesting. Google is constantly moving towards efficiency and information consolidation. Through cloud tags, users can now visualize the relevance of particular titles–making it easier and more efficient to consume and organize large amounts information. This new feature circles back to the Google mission: “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Strong value proposition….


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