Google Instant Preview Tool

A few days ago, Google added a new feature to the Search Engine, designed to give users an instant preview screenshot of their search result without having to leave the page. This great tool allows users to view a thumbnail of websites without clicking on the link. Google wants to reduce more time to the search process, either by improving the engine to be faster or minimizing errors from the user.

According to Google, they found that people who use Instant Previews are about 5% more likely to be satisfied with the results they click. The previews provide new ways to evaluate search results, making you more likely to find what you’re looking for on the pages you visit.

Raj Krishnan, Google product manager said: “We’re trying to avoid cases in which you click on a result and almost instantly discover that it is not what you were looking for and you have to go back and click a different result”, adding that frustrated search process is “a bad experience.”

Users of Google can now see how a little window with the web image will open when you want to pass over a search result , providing an idea of whether the site is appropiate or not.

This new feature will be most beneficial to people on slower networks, who need a greater degree of precision in their searches, hopefully cutting down on search time.

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  1. Thanks for the great info. This is what is cool in Google compared to my Yahoo. I haven’t notice this before and maybe I’ll just check Google as well. By the way I’ll visit your page frequently with regards to any improvements or updates on this so please add more details as I am honestly looking forward. -Sebastian

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