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Google Extends Realtime Search Including Quora and Gowalla

   
2:30 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google Extends Realtime Search Including Quora and Gowalla [techcrunch.com]
But earlier today, it appears Google flipped the switch to make Realtime Search a lot more useful. Namely, they’ve added results from services like Quora, Gowalla, and a range of others.

As pointed out in this Quora thread, it looks like Google flipped the switch to include the data from the services listed above (as well as others) this afternoon. The fact that Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo and CFO Marc Bodnick voted up this Quora posting suggests this did in fact just happen today.

As the Quora user notes, “Google Realtime Search is indexing Quora activity such as asking Questions, adding Answers, upvoting Answers, and submitting Posts.” And that’s great news for Quora. But it’s equally great for the other services now included in the realtime feed Google surfaces — namely because they also sometimes surface these results on the main Google.com as well.

4:04 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It went live at 9:26AM EST apparently.

Interesting, look up a site that doesn't have any results to show and you see some "blips" on the timeline. I wonder where those are coming from, visitors to your site perhaps?

Google this for a twitter example, you can include the hashtag for granular results
#g4j site:twitter.com


In fact google JUST the hashtag #g4j and it works too, now that's useful!