Google Suggest Becoming A Default Feature?

I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable about how I spotted a WebmasterWorld thread that has three members noticing Google Suggest like features on Google.com.

Basically, when these users go to Google.com and begin typing in a query, Google begins to offer search suggestions. Google has implemented this feature as a default on other non-U.S. based search engine home pages but never as the default at Google.com. Both Yahoo and Ask.com offer search suggestions as you type, Yahoo’s feature is known as Search Assist.

It would not surprise me to hear that Google is testing this on some users, and it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if this became a default feature at Google.com.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search | Search Features: Query Refinement

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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