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Google Instant Search: Speed Tests – Quicker for you or not?

Earlier on, we asked you for your thoughts on Google’s new Instant Search feature which went live on their homepage recently, but now we would like to ask you if the new service actually saved time compared to the standard method.

Over on Google’s website, the company has claimed that the new Instant Search feature will save around 2-5 seconds per search, since it will now predict and display results as you type it into the search bar.

We’ve ran a few tests on their homepage, and as long as you know what you are looking for, it does seem generally quicker than the old method of hitting that search button.

However, not all of you feel the same. Over on Twitter, I’ve noticed that some of you think that the feature is annoying, and adds unnecessary confusion whilst searching. Another user comment I’ve read stated that they were actually distracted with the new search options – which is interesting.

Personally, I’m happy with Google’s new features. It is a few seconds quicker for me as Google said, and it is more useful seeing results pop up without having to scan through various pages each time.

Is Google Instant Search quicker for you or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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