Larry Page back in May made it very clear that Twitter had set the trend for real time searches The fact that Google was loosing sleep over Twitters exponential growth made it very clear that it was time for The Big G to get back to the drawing desk to and changes its algorithm to feature real time searches in its results.
Google today announced that it will roll out a new real time based search results interface. The new features will be rolling out in the next few days and will be available globally in English. You can try them out today by visiting Google Trends and clicking on a “hot topic,” which in most cases will bring you to a search results page with the new real-time feature.
Have a first look at Google’s real-time search:
If you see the search results in the video above you’ll notice that real time searches take up almost 4 – 5 lines of the page. This will impact the search results that were at the bottom of page one. If your search result was at number 9 or 10 on the first page, you’ll find that its has now moved to page two or maybe even out of the search results.
According to the Google Blog , “Our real-time search features are based on more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our new partners that we’re announcing today : Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca — along with Twitter, which we announced a few weeks ago”
With the new launch Google clearly has indicated that relevancy and real time searches is the way forward for Google’s future search technology and if you are not present on media that impacts real time searches you may not be featured in the top results.