You might have noticed a change on Google today…results show almost as quickly as you type in your search terms. It’s called Google Instant and the aim is to make search even faster.
According to Google, “Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.”
Now you can adjust your search ‘on the fly’ based on the results you see as you type. The search company says that Google Instant will save up to 2-5 seconds per search and predicts that we’ll all be wondering how we ever searched the old way.
I just wonder how fast search really has to be for most people. What do you think?