Google, now with Instant Previews

"Instant Preview"If you search the Internet as much as I do with the ever present and useful Google, you will know how annoying it can be to click on a website and find that is has squat to do with want you are searching for.

The good ol’ Goog has decided to tackle this issue head-on and has launched a new and undeniably useful function. So useful, in fact, that after prolonged use you cannot help but wonder, “why did they not think of it sooner”?!

Enter: Google “Instant Preview”.

Think. Type. Search. Preview. Find. – The new staple for every Google search. 

Google’s “Instant Preview” now offers users an immediate snapshot of the website which may offer the information they are looking for.

For example, lets say you type in “Madam Rosmerta’s Butterbeer” and hit search. Upon receiving the search results you will now notice a little magnifying glass next to each result. Simply clicking on the magnifying glass will offer you a preview of that result.

Google - Instant Previews

Presto! You get a very cool little preview of your search result. In this case a snapshot of Hans’ Milieu and my infamous recipe for “Madam Rosmerta’s Butterbeer”. Yes, shameless self promotion is what it is all about now days kids.

In addition to the cool little snapshots, Google “Instant Preview” also highlights your search terms within the “Instant Preview”. Thus offering conclusive evidence that the page holds the information you are looking for.

Genius I tell you, genius!

You can read all about it here or watch this video instead.

Google – Introducing Google Instant Previews

Searching the web just got a whole lot easier. Now go on and use it already. You know you want to!

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!

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(Image of the Google “Feeling Lucky” Babe, courtesy of Dead Dog)

Hans Haupt
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