Google experiments with new search technology


— 4:41 PM on April 21, 2006

Google is currently trying out an interesting new approach to search results among a small number of its users. Where current search results show the page title and a couple of lines of text, this experimental implementation places an expandable arrow next to each result. When the arrow is clicked, the preview expands to a couple of paragraphs as well as a picture from the site in some instances. Below the preview, Google also places a search field to allow users to search the site in question, along with some links to various sections inside the site. Some screenshots of new search are available on the CyberNet. Macworld believes this is the first implementation of Orion, a search technology recently acquired by Google from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, a Google spokeswoman told Macworld: "[t]here's no set schedule when we'll roll out these sorts of new ideas, if ever."

 
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