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Google Suggest Becomes More Local and Better with Spelling

Google has just rolled out two nifty features of its Google Suggest service – a more localized search suggest that boils down to metro areas and an auto-correction of spellings for name search.  These two new features aimed to give you a faster search experience when typing your search keywords as well as lessen the amount of time you devote typing these searches.

The localization feature is actually a spin-off of previous Google Suggest feature which was limited by country searches. The new Google Suggest local feature was tailored to specific metro areas in the U.S.  This means that when you type in a specific keyword Google search immediately analyzes your search term based on your location.

Google gave a good example when searching for the keyword -“bulls.”  If you are currently located in Chicago will typing this keyword, Google will quickly pull out it’s suggested keywords based on all things about Chicago.  The assumption is that you are looking for Chicago Bulls-related infromation via Google search. So, all the terms suggested by Google will be related to the Chicago Bulls team.

The other new feature of Google Suggest has something to do with spelling enhancement. So, when you are searching for a general term such as “composer” Google will pull out several search suggestion which include the name of the composer. Basically the new feature makes use of the concept that people often know something about a person besides the approximate spelling of his name.

Aside from this new Google Suggest feature, Google also rolled out an auto-correct  feature which lead you to the online entry for that keyword even though the spelling is correct.




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Google Suggest Becomes More Local and Better with Spelling

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