• http://www.secretsearchenginelabs.com sbyholm

    Funny to see Google following the innovators instead of being the innovator. I wonder if most people really want real time results in the normal results? Will be interesting to see how they start integrating RT in the results and if you can turn it of.

    Simon Byholm
    CEO and founder,
    Secret Search Engine Labs

  • http://www.feeltiptop.com Gregory Martin

    Thanks for your review, commentary and recognition of the importance of personalized search. Still this is a bold, timely move that is going to lead to a massive shake up in SEO and the search industry as a whole. Besides TipTop Search which offers a unique experience that Google would not be able to replicate easily (unless they acquire them), I do not quite see how any other real-time search engine is going to survive after this.

  • stevenic

    So from the looks of it their Twitter index only goes back an hour. It’ll be interesting to see if their “pulse” perf holds up when they have an index with 168x as much content (7 days)

  • http://www.mihirlakhani.com mihirlakhani

    i agree wid Gregory, this is going to change whole dynamics for Optimizers. Either you are up 24/7 or you our.

  • http://bettercloser.com billrice

    I think this is going to create an enormously complex and potentially confusing search result. Maybe the single search box concept is past it’s usefulness.

    Now you are going to have traditional Web results, news, YouTube, blog search, and real-time. What a potential mess.

    I can see these niche search engines coming back or even directories for the 95% of the Web users that want simplicity. This is going to confuse and frustrate the crap out of my Mom.

    Plus, can you imagine how this is turning the SEO industry on its ear–not sure if that is a good or bad thing?

  • http://www.seoword.com seoword

    The first page of Google search results is getting very crowded. Between local results and real time results, the importance of a top 5 ranking is increasing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregBogdan Greg Bogdan

    I would not be at all surprised if the cause of twitter’s excessive slowness this afternoon is the result of Google real-time search sucking down all the data or even creating some twitter buzz, links and sign-ups. It could even be the clicks alone.

    What do you think Danny?

  • http://www.rimmkaufman.com George Michie

    For a search like “Big Screen TV Specials” it seems hard to argue that RT listings would be relevant. If so, prepare for Twitter Special bombardment.

  • http://www.rimmkaufman.com George Michie

    Oops, I meant to say “wouldn’t” be relevant.

  • http://sparkminute.com dspark

    I just finished a big analyst report on real-time search and one of the things I noticed across all the players is that they each only index a small portion of the real-time web. While it’s good that Google is indexing a significant portion, much more than was initially expected. It’s still a minority, probably less than 50%. With that said, there’s still plenty of competition.

    Check out the report for analysis, competitors, and evolving business models.

    Real-Time Search and Discovery of the Social Web – 20 page PDF