Google is about to add more features to its already dominant Internet search engine. Google has announced of new search options to help user to find what user need faster than ever, including spreadsheets of search data and the Wonder Wheel.
The major addition is simply called Google Search Options, and it’s a powerful toolbar to fine tune your results. You can sort by video, forum and reviews, which picks out comments on a product, or by time, so you can find the latest blog posts on something.
Google’s new search tools will assemble the work into spreadsheet- like format. Unlike Google’s traditional search results, the spreadsheet experiment, calle “Google Squared”, doesnt simply show a set of web links related to a search request.
Remember the Google Wonder Wheel, the pretty little spider diagram showing you related search queries? It’s live, and will update in realtime on the page when you move from term to term. Test it out for yourself, just look for the “Show Options” label above your Google search results.
Other revisions coming to Google will include more details, or “snippets”, posted under Web links in the search results. And there will be new options that will enable users to specify parameters, such as product reviews.
The changes are expected to roll out in phases during the next few weeks.