Google suggest rocks

Google Suggest rocks! Type in the beginning of a query and a dropdown appears that not only allows you to pick from common queries that match what you typed so far, it even shows the number of hits for those queries - very nice indeed...

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I'm not sure how useful that hit count is - in your example above, why would I care that "rss news" has 20 million hits, and "rss aggregator" only has 600,000? I'm only ever going to look at the first 10 or 20 hits anyway...

Posted by Bruce at December 11, 2004 1:24 AM

I agree with the first comment. What would be very useful is some "-shops" which would kill all results that try to sell something. Also when looking for opinions about a product, the "review" brings a ton of shops which tell me I may write a review .. Duh! Also a checkbox to kill results which direct to site that has re-directions, popups, scripts that disable back button etc would be great. Or perhaps those sites could be removed from all the results always..

Posted by Joku at December 12, 2004 11:38 AM

Google Suggest
Google 的新玩意兒愈來愈多,再這麼下去,我得開一個分類專門放 Google 的新聞了 :lol: Google Suggest 又是一個 Google 的提供的新東西在打關鍵字的時候,會在下面列出相關的建議查詢字詞(好像查字典一樣),在後方並有查詢得到的筆數。 Google 預設是列出 10 個相...

Trackback from >> Betray ~* at December 13, 2004 12:42 AM

Funny thing is that the function reference has been doing this for at least a year... and try typing in mysql.. question is - has google got it to work on all browsers?

Posted by Joey at December 13, 2004 6:24 AM

Google Suggest
Those wild and crazy guys at Google have done it again with a new tool.

Trackback from at December 13, 2004 9:45 AM

I'm not at all sure why anyone finds google suggest useful. Do you people just go to google not knowing what you're looking for? "Hmm, guess I'll just start typing and see what google thinks I search for."

Most of the the Tim I find google's new features to be great. This one is a yawner. To me it just looks like another advertising oppurtunity for them.

Posted by Derek at December 17, 2004 5:10 PM

my blogs does not have rss feed ;(

Posted by ugne at December 19, 2004 5:44 PM

I just finished implementing something similar to Google suggest for a dictionary database.

The code is clean and you could see it by using "View Source"

The dictionary database is on an SQL server (just one table -total of 18000+ words) with an index on the word column.

Posted by Gavi Narra at December 25, 2004 1:02 AM

Google Suggest

Trackback from Juan M. Servera at December 25, 2004 4:42 PM

A suggested use: this is a great way to discover pointers when learning about a new topic. Try "spam" and you'll see the name of some popular anti-spam tools. Try "raising children", "gardening", "snails", whatever... :)

Posted by dude at December 30, 2004 6:07 PM

I'd prefer a default setting to popularity, or # of searches, versus alphabetical...Very cool toy though...

Posted by Red Baron at January 20, 2005 2:06 AM

There is just one small issue with this. The drop down list obscures the Google Search and I'm Feeling Lucky buttons.

Suppose you type something in quick and then try to hit the search button. The list suddenly picks this inopertune moment to appear. Suddenly you find you have just selected some random thing in the list and not hit the search button.

A simple layout change would solve this.

Posted by Martin G Brown at January 28, 2005 3:49 PM


Trackback from Forever Blue Baggio at February 8, 2005 7:33 AM

What browser do you use?
On my Firefox 1.0 there is no such feature as you described?

Posted by zeus at February 21, 2005 8:53 PM

You might appreciate my "Zuggest" tool.

It uses "Ajax" concepts and works similarly to Google Suggest but searches against the Amazon Product database as you're typing.

Check it out:

It's built with Javascript, Amazon Web Services, SOAP, XMLHttp, XML, C# and ASP.NET and SQL Server.

Would love to get some feedback on it.


Posted by Francis Shanahan at March 4, 2005 10:26 PM
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