Google Realtime Search ; now what it is after so much of media attention regarding Google Instant? Google Realtime Search lets you see up-to-the-second social updates, news articles and blog posts about hot topics around the world. You can check it here
Google realtime is a separate search engine dedicated to real time results only. e.g. one can check 50cc scooters on the realtime search interface. Google had signed deals with Twitter, Facebook and Myspace and has been embedding real time results in the main body of search since December last year. All of us must have noticed that already. Some of may also clicked on “More” tab and ‘Update” tab on left side to check the real time updates of the search result.
However, Google has now developed a standalone “Real Time” Search engine. This crawls the web for the most up-to-the moment search results as shows them to the searchers. Dylan Casey, a product manager at Google, wrote that “On the new homepage you’ll find some great tools to help you refine and understand your results. First, you can use geographic refinements to find updates and news near you, or in a region you specify. So if you’re traveling to Los Angeles this summer, you can check out tweets from Angelenos to get ideas for activities happening right where you are.”
Check the product Video for more details about Google Realtime.
It’s a very good search tool since we can get information about a topic or incident as real as it can get. Its faster, there are tabs for refining results with respect to location time and more. This feature of Google realtime helps refine the results very precisely. One can follow conversations using the tool.
The Google realtime results are also integrated with the Google alerts thus one can set the alerts and keep getting the feed as it happens.
Google realtime is definitely a must check and we shall keep evaluating how it can prove to beneficial for advertisers as well as searchers.