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If you click on the first listing in the following SERPS [google.com], you can see the book excerpts in action.
The Googlers seem to be hard at work.
Seems like a lot of projects are bearing fruit lately, from stemming/plurals/synonyms to definitions to the deskbar to geosearch to the ability to type packages and similar things into the search box. Sometimes changes are more visible, sometimes they're less visible, but we're always thinking about how to make search better for the user..
Seems like a lot of projects are bearing fruit lately
Or are they all just being rushed out ready for the big fight next year when the SE competition hot's up.
Sometimes changes are more visible, sometimes they're less visible, but we're always thinking about how to make search better for the user
Because i have to say in all honesty, what i have visibly seen so far from Google in the last months has not been better for the users.
However i personally look forward to change, with new ways of working & living etc, but IMO the trick to making changes and winning support for them, is not just by making it visible, but also by being able to demonstrate that its a good change, i.e. the results are instantly noticeable in a positive way not a negative one.
joined:Nov 9, 2003
There was some talk at the Search Engine Strategies Conference last week in Chicago that the major book publishers are going to start offering books online (I heard in PDF format), perhaps in 1Q 2004.
It's great to see this new print.google.com feature.
but we're always thinking about how to make search better for the user
So did I, and I came to the conclusion, that search could be vastly improved by ignoring NOSCRIPT.
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[obli] I only get a "This space intentionally left blank"-Message at print.google.com [/obli]
While the service does not index or provide the full text of books, the company said it was talking about the idea of hosting electronic texts for publishers....But Google said Amazon was a partner in its new project, and its results page directed users to the Amazon website.