Google Suggest (Almost a Hack)

How cool is this (link courtesy of Ben Hammersley):

As you type into the search box, Google Suggest guesses what you’re typing and offers suggestions in real time. This is similar to Google’s “Did you mean?” feature that offers alternative spellings for your query after you search, except that it works in real time. For example, if you type “bass,” Google Suggest might offer a list of refinements that include “bass fishing” or “bass guitar.” Similarly, if you type in only part of a word, like “progr,” Google Suggest might offer you refinements like “programming,” “programming languages,” “progesterone,” or “progressive.” You can choose one by scrolling upor down the list with the arrow keys or mouse.

Here’s what a search for yours truly looks like:

Though this isn’t covered in the book (on account of the fact that it’s already gone to print), look for stuff even cooler than this in the second edition of Google Hacks, in stores just around Christmas (sorry, couldn’t help the plug ;-).

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