Real-time relevant web search

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Amit Singhal, Scientific Advisor

Web Search is the natural starting point for anyone exploring a topic. We try to make the search results the most relevant, comprehensive, and answer exactly those questions that interest you. We strive to embrace the diversity of online content and provide you access to it from any device.

Therefore, today we are so happy to share with you our new achievements in the field of mobile search and real-time search.

Firstly, we have implemented new features that allow us to show relevant search results by collecting a dynamic stream of content from all over the Web. Now, having completed the search query, you can see online updates on it on such popular sites as Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as news headlines and blog posts published just a few seconds ago. If the updates meet your request, we sort them by newness and show them directly on the search page.

Use the search to get information about your favorite TV show, sporting event or bill of interest to you. You can find eyewitness accounts on Twitter, hot news, or recent blog posts on Google.

Here's what it looks like:


Click on the link “Write Now About ...” in the search results or open the “Show Settings” menu (under the search bar) and select the item “Right Now” in the menu on the left. Then you will see posts on Twitter, blogs, and other relevant web content right on the Google page. It is also possible to filter search results. You can choose, for example, only microblogging updates, for example, Twitter, FriendFeed, etc. To do this, click on the "Microblogs" link in the search settings. The Right Now feature and new search settings are also available for iPhone and Android devices. You can use them on the go, for example, view feedback on a new movie while standing in line for tickets.

Our real-time search uses more than a dozen new search technologies. They allow you to monitor the status of more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of current changes daily. Of course, all this would not have been possible without the support of our partners Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca, as well as Twitter, which we announced a partnership with a few weeks ago.

As we have said more than once, at the moment there is no ideal search engine, but we are constantly working to make it even easier for users to access a wide variety of content published on the Internet in real time.

Now the function is in the process of launching and will be available to all google.ru users very soon

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