Nov 30, 2011 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Having trouble keeping up with the changes Google has made to their search algorithms over the years? Well let Google help you. The search engine has released a short video putting forward a few of its key milestones in search over the past decade. So, if you were getting nostalgic about how things have changed, then see the video.

Earlier this year Google released a video giving an insight into their search algorithm change process. And this video is an interesting follow up on the same. Google is of the view that they want to really speed up the search so that they can deliver answers faster than ever. In fact, the search giant attempts to create a seamless connection between the questions users ask and the information they seek. It its blog post Google threw light on the evolution of search, as does the video. Google is quoted- “The video highlights some important trends:

  • Universal Results:With Universal Search- which returns results like images, videos, and news, in addition to web pages- we’re helping you find all different kinds of information in the same place. We’ve continued to make search more comprehensive, enabling you to find products, places, patents, books, maps and more.
  • Quick Answers: Today on Google you’ll find more than just a list of links to websites. You’ll find Quick Answers at the top of the page for a wide variety of topics, including flight times, sports scores, weather and dozens more. As our technology gets better, we’re beginning to answer harder questions for you, right on the search results page.
  • The Future of Search: We’ve also been focused on developing faster ways to search and save time, whether we’re shaving seconds off searches with Google Instant or helping you search from your phone with Voice Search. Searching should be as easy as thinking, and the future looks bright!”

Google has also created a timeline of search features. This timeline categorizes the various types of Universal Results and Quick Answers that have been added by Google in the past decade.

Google Timeline

So, does this compilation make you nostalgic? What do you think will be the next major change in search? Share your views.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
Navneet Kaushal
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