In this post we highlight some of the major points that happened in Google Search Engine over the years.
A screenshot of Google search engine August 23rd, 2001.
A screenshot of Google search engine on September 13th, 2001.
This was a very small change but was also a very historical one. Little by little, Google started integrating features that made searching for information a little easier.
Finding the number of calories, grams of fat, or any number of differnt dietary metrics is now as easy as doing a Google search. No longer do you need to find a website and crawl through large databases of information. Google took the foot work out of this one for sure.
Google offers a quick snapshot of any location you are looking for within the search results.
In depth articles were added to the search results in August of 2013 to highlight articles that were deemed to be superior sources of information.
Looking for the best Cuban restaurant in Miami and some quick review information, look no further than the top of the first page.
Google provides meanings and definitions for any word listed in the dictionary, and even some that are not.
You can also get a quick glance at a movie review just by searching for it.
Google can do your homework in a jiff. It can differentiate a string / number as a word and convert it as a number. It can also convert operators written as a word such as “times” or “minus” into the actual operator.
Google’s latest and most badass feature of them all is the ability to find flight information and list it in the SERPs. Take it a step further and it will also find comparable flights for you as well as their pricing.
If you are signed in to Google or have personalization turned on, it will interpret words such as “near by” or “close by”
Google has added the “Knowledge Graph” on the right hand side of the search results to give searchers more information about that entity.
Google is able to answer and interpret questions that might not be so clear cut.
Google also stays up to date on politics.
Pop culture terminology is quickly displayed and grabbed from large data sources such as Wikipedia.
If you want to know “what’s playing right now” Google will answer that question in a convenient little table at the top of the results.
Even if you try to confuse Google it will still try.
World wide knowledge presented at your fingertips.
Google has integrated its social network, Google+ into the search results in every way possible.
Google will also give you a quick glance at how the market is going.
Google uses various data sets not limited to just Wikipedia to display the best definition possible.
Whenever possible, Google will display more than just a definition for a meaning. In this case how many mentions over time.
A favorite amongst techies, Google will display your IP address when asked.
Google has come a long way since 1998 and strives to do no evil at all costs.
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