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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 9, 2009
9 years ago8,088 views

From an email from Google:

<<Please join us for Searchology—an informal discussion on all things search and new feature launches—Tuesday, May 12th at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.

At this invitation-only press gathering, we’ll highlight Google’s latest search innovations and offer an opportunity to meet our search experts. Speakers include Udi Manber, VP of Search Engineering and Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products & User Experience.

When

Tuesday,
May 12th, 2009


Schedule

9:30am Registration and Breakfast
10:00am Program
11:30am Product Demos and Lunch

Where

Google Headquarters, Bldg 40
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA>>

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Wow! Let's see what's coming up next! I'm excited about it. Any guesses from the floor?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Real universal Google? There was so much hype about that last time and I've seen nothing come of it... I still get the same results, look and layout from before. Literally nothing changed for me...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yes, this:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-0 ...

Erica S. Chong [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I want to search the Earth.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Like in previous years, there will be a live webcast:

google.com/intl/en/press/annc/ ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

searchengineland.com/googles-s ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> Yes, this:
> blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-0 ...

FYI – I'm seeing this on another PC now too and I didn't copy the cookie.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I've got that 'show options' thing on all Google serches now...
e.g. google.co.uk/search?q=the%20ti ...

Can anyone else see this?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Well, it's me and Tony at the mom... :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm seeing "The option you have selected is currently unavailable" on that link.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Me too...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Is anyone else seeing something other than "Listen to Event Download RealOne Player Download Windows Media Player" at investor.shareholder.com/media ... ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Does this mean the webcast is audio-only?

Above 14 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Ionut, Google tells me the webcast "will be available via video and you should be able to see some slides."

Yv. [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

All the slides that become already available online:

yvoschaap.com/Searchology2009/

Slides 1 to 46. (updated while screencast runs).

kevin [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I can't see anything on the screenshot of Google Squared.

Would be interested to know more about it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

You're right, I also asked Google for bigger screenshots. According to Google, Squared "will be available via Google Labs soon".... googlelabs.com

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.com/squared false error 404

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I just came accross the Google experiment with the options next to the search results. (without the cookie from the earlier post).

blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-0 ...

So Google is still testing it, nothing changed muched except the Wonder Wheel textcolor and the Related searches.


websonic.nl/nieuws/052009/imag ...



[moved ~ hebbet]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

In regards to Google Squared, the official Google blog says "We'll be opening it up to users later this month on Google Labs." googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Matt Cutts, just posted his recap

dullest.com/blog/google-search ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

+ Show video

Govind Kabra [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Google Squared is so cool. Looks very much like our vision at Cazoodle.

At Cazoodle, our goal is enable “data-aware” search, by understanding the structure of Web data. Try our current products in apartment rentals, local events, and online shopping.

cazoodle.com

milivella [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

My two cents about Search Options...

Premise:

1. Search Options don't harm: if you don't like it, just don't click "Show options"!

2. I could change my mind with time.

Abstract: I don't like Search Options.

General reason of dislike: users should do less, not more. From this point of view, Search Options go in the opposite direction of Universal Search (that I liked at first sight).

Particular reasons of dislike:

- Videos: isn't already there a Google Video? Forums: isn't already there a Google Groups? Images from the page: isn't already there a Google Image? Wonder Wheel: aren't already there Related searches?

- Related searches and Timeline: both interesting (I've always loved the idea of Timeline), but the implementation is still not good enough (by Google standards).

- (Past 24 hours/week/year and Sort by date: actually useful.)

milivella [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I don't know how Googlers themselves – according to the Google Searchology slides – should rate Search Options, because:

1. Search Options don't rate good in respect of the four criteria of search. Udi Manber (slide #6) says that "search has to be: lightning fast; relevant; comprehensive; fresh". But search trough Search Options is:
- slow, because it depends on users
- not comprehensive, because it re-creates the vertical search engines that Universal Search made obsolete
- relevant and fresh... if the user makes it relevant and fresh.

2. Search Options seems not integrated with the direction that Google chose so far: the examples that Manber and Meyer offer to show how much Google has improved (really!) and the object of Riley's speech (spelling tips) are all in the category "just type a query, and we'll try to understand what you want and offer the best result for you". While Search Options are in the category "type a query, and then refine it". Similarly, Search Options seem to be far from what Huffman said about mobile search (it has to be *easy*).

So, I like Googlers' way of thinking to the search problem, but I don't understand how Search Options fit into this way of thinking. I'll hopefully be happier with the next releases from Google (or, again, I'll be won by Search Options).

Keichi Suzuki [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Hi,
Would please let me use your screen shots on my blog?
I'm sure to put a link and reference to your page there.

Rajamani Srinivasan [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Wav!!! One more new search from GOOGLE!! Exiciting! We can go around the world, whatever we want. Hats off! Nice job!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Keichi, this blog is Creative Commons licensed, so you can use every image in accordance with creativecommons.org/licenses/b ...

Leo Vogt [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I heard about a similar project by Wolfram

blog.wolfram.com/2009/03/05/wo ...

David Sanger [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

Calais also announced automated microformat generation for Google Rich Snippets through Marmoset. Interesting move towards Web 3.0

opencalais.com/blogs/tom/calai ...

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Squared and More" – Tony]

On May 12, 2009 in googleblog, Marissa Mayer and Jack Menzel announce several new, improved, and coming Google search features.
googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

Universal Search:
There is an ongoing expansion of this older feature.

Search Options Panel:
This includes the ability to organize results by time (i.e. date).

Rich Snippets:
This relies on publishers embedding specially formatted data in their pages.
google.com/support/webmasters/ ...

Google Squared:
This may be Google's answer to Wolfram Alpha.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Another little rant against Search Options. ;)

In one of the classical examples [1] of Universal Search, searching for [python] you had a link (under the search field, near Web) to Google Code. You had no actual result from Google Code in the result page (because its database is not included in the Universal Search itself), but you were still told that you may have been interested in searching for python source code via Google Code Search.

Today, near Web you always have just "Show options...", so searching for [python] you haven't anymore the link to Google Code. And that link was relevant, I guess...

[1] See the original post about Universal Search in the Official Google Blog:
googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

Do we need google squared? [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Do we really need search 3.0? Dont we already have meta search engines and content providers giving us a better more detailed view of the same thing. Instead of becoming content providers and meta search engines. I think Google should concentrate on improving its core search capabilities to take us to the correct result in the first place.
I have summarized my view in my blog post:
overhypedweb.blogspot.com/2009 ...

referencement site web marrakech [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I think that we will have fun with new tools, Google beat all major engines with this, thanks google again.

[URL removed – Tony]

Gaurav Singhal [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Agree with Google Squared... It may be amazing way to present the data.

The Big question wil be how Search algo work to ranking such sites.
DO SEO's of the world need to look for change in the optimizing strategy ??

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