Google Answers the Twitter Threat With Time-Based Search Options

by admin May 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Google has just made search a lot more useful, and real-time search offerings (i.e. Twitter Search, OneRiot, and Tweetmeme) are about to feel the power of the Google juggernaut. Why? Because of the release of Google Search Options, a new Google search feature that provides the user the ability to drill down search results by recency, content type, and more.

Announced today by Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP of Search and User Experience, Google Search Options is an attempt to organize universal search results – ones that include news, blog posts, images, and videos. Once turned on (by clicking “Show Options” in any search result), the feature appears as a left-hand column next to search results.

Search Options has four different sections for filtering results. The first is the content drill down, which is already available on Google search. This is yet another way to filter video, image, news, or other types of results.

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