Gina may have switched her search engine from Google to Yahoo, but for those still willing to hand over their data, Google has added some time-saving features to Google’s autosuggest worth checking out.
For starters, instead of typing in your search and hitting enter—or taking your chances with the “I’m feeling lucky” button—Google Suggest now determines if you’re looking to get to a specific site and will list it as the first dropdown option (in blue and green) so you can save a step and go directly to the site’s homepage—meaning you don’t have to deal with the tedious routine of typing in a search (when you don’t know the exact URL), hitting return, then clicking through to the first result.
Google now also bolds text suggestions so you can better distinguish them from your list. Other features—such as Google incorporating your search history into your subsequent searches—weren’t showing up yet for me, but should roll out to everyone over the next few days. Hit the Official Google Blog post for a full rundown of all the new Google Suggest features (including a slightly controversial move to include advertisements).
Have you tested out the new Google Suggest updates? Do you ever use Google Suggest to begin with? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.
Faster Is Better on Google Suggest [Official Google Blog]