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7 Things You Did Not Know About Google Instant

By Debjit on September 9th, 2010 

Google InstantWe have already told about Google Instant which happens to be yet another search engineering marvel from Google! Google Instant helps you to get to the right content much faster even before you finish typing your full search term, or even press “search.” The good thing about Google Instant is that it helps you to build a better search query by providing instant feedback! In this article we will tell you seven (7) things about Google Instant which you probably did not know.


Before Google Instant, the typical searcher took more than 9 seconds to enter a search term, and in many cases users end up taking 30-90 seconds to type a search query.


Using Google Instant can save us 2-5 seconds per search query and this has been proven by reports.


If everyone starts using Google Instant all over the globe, this will save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day. That’s 11 hours saved every second. So Google is actually helping save our precious time.


Google Instant's instant search functionality is a result of a mash-up between 15 new technologies!


You can turn off Google Instant! (And Turn it back On again)


Google Instant does not work for users who are on slow Internet connections and Google plans to automatically turn Google Instant off for very slow connections.


Last but not the least, Google Instant makes SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) so irrelevant.



Google Instant does not work for pornographic and other inappropriate keywords!


Google Instant applies to both search results and the related ads that are shown on the results page.


Google Instant has Keyboard shortcuts: up/down arrow to scroll, Tab to complete, right arrow for Feeling Lucky.


7 Things You Did Not Know About Google Instant was originally published on on September 9, 2010 - 12:27 am (Indian Standard Time)