Google Search Event has begun… While 99% of internet users are using this very familiar service by Google, this event is very important since it’s regarding Google Search as a very popular web service. Even though there were some other questions, most of words were aiming the ‘Future of Google Search.’ When these questions were repeating throughout the event, Google gave an interesting answer.
“Everyone who asks that question knows the answer deep inside their heart. They’ve actually dreamt the search engine of the future already.”
Rather than just a way to find web stuff easily, tomorrow’s Google will be your assistant of web world. It can guide you through web, hence bringing your desired content that is widely spread on World Wide Web itself. As a search engine Google now crawls 20 Billion web pages each day that are built from 30 Trillion URLs on internet while they’re also serving 100 Billion searches every month.
Of course, future of Google Search won’t be query based but context based. Google mentions its Knowledge Graph product which consists of 500 Million things. Actually it’s a baby step but google ensures some other baby steps too. Google Team had added about 530 improvements already in this year but still it’s going to be enlarged for future.
When Liz Gannes of AllThingsD asked the search engine team, about other Google products’ getting Universal Search, there came a little bit more about Universal Search. They also added that Google Drive, Calendar and Google Docs are all under development.
Except from content from various website, your new Google search results will be including all your data that company knows. These data includes things from your Gmail inbox, Google Calendar while most of Google products are integrated with a universal search.
Gmail Messages Are Now In Your Search Results
This feature may make some privacy related issues but although it’ll be a good feature as a web service. Through this service, all your emails are included in Google searches along with other data on various Google products. For example if you’re searching with keyword ‘Tour’ search results will include your email messages including data about tour, Calendar entry for your tour, and every document on Google Cloud which related to ‘Tour.’
Sagar Kamdar of Google demonstrated this feature in order to check his Amazon orders to see if a package has shipped yet. He mentioned other services that may be integrated in future of Google Search. For example if you’re searching about your OpenTable reservations, how’s it if the search is linking the data with your other Google stuff in order to make reminders at the time you need to reach that restaurant.
Senior vice president Amit Singhal added that the field trial of these feature will be initially available for only 1 Million users and will expand soon. He also mentioned that Google may integrate other email services than Gmail in future. Google’s official blog post said that
“Sometimes the best answer to your question isn’t available on the public web—it may be contained somewhere else, such as in your email. We think you shouldn’t have to be your own mini-search engine to find the most useful information—it should just work. So we’re developing a way to find this information for you that’s useful and unobtrusive, and we’d love your feedback. Starting today, we’re opening up a limited trial where you can sign up to get information from your Gmail right from the search box,”
And so this feature is only available for a few Gmail users who Sign Up Here. Rush to there are reserve your place if you want to experience this universal search features. After signing up for this beta service, you’ll have to type ‘Gmail’ with queries. The tech giant is to attach more features with Google Search soon. If you search for ‘My Flights’, search results will be including flight conformation mails, upcoming trips and lots more in a easily readable way. Knowledge graph is also capable of giving up-to-date information about flights hence check it’s whether it’s been delayed or not.
Google Voice Search For iPhone
There is something worth competitive in this event. Hope you’ve noticed Google Voice Search that was introduced to tech world in Google I/O 2012 along with more other features. Of course it’s enough to be considered as a tight competitor to Siri just because of its higher features.
This section of Google Search is now also available for iPhone! Yes Really. Google search engine team has introduced Google voice search application for iPhone users and if any iPhone users aren’t enough with Siri, they can just shift to the very familiar Google Search. And sure that Google Voice Search for iPhone is a real rival to Siri since there are still Google Lovers among iDevice users.
Anyhow it’s sure that the new features are going to be very good even though it may make issues related to privacy and security. Let’s see how these additions can effect Gmail’s reputation.