May 20, 2007

Google Universal Search

I was reading today that Google announced a new search called universal.This model will offer users a more integrated and comprehensive way to search for and view information online. The company also introduced an updated homepage design and several new navigation features that make it faster and easier for users to find the information they are looking for.The new navigation elements include contextual navigation links above the search results that help users "drill down" to specific types of information. For instance, developers who search for [python] will see links for "web," "blogs," "books," "groups," and "code," whereas [downtown los angeles] will show a different set of links. Also, in terms of integration and navigation,they introduced a new universal navigation bar at the top of all Google web pages to provide easier navigation to Google products, such as Gmail.