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Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process

Makes it a little quicker to preview something

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Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process
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Google announced that it has made it “easier” to choose the result you want. It’s not as major as it sounds. Essentially, they just made an adjustment to how Instant Previews work. Here’s the full announcement:

In addition to some recent changes to the look and feel of search, today we’re making it even easier to see Instant Previews of your search results. Sometimes you’re searching for a page with a specific type of visual – like a seating chart when you want to buy baseball tickets – but can’t tell from the results page which one will have exactly what you’re looking for. Or you’ve already seen a specific page and would recognize it in an instant if you saw it again. You can now quickly glance at a preview of the page without having to click and see if it’s the page you want.

Instant Previews have been around since last year, allowing you to click on the magnifying glass to the right of the result to see a visual overview of a page. Now these previews are no longer even a click away: if you move your mouse over a search result, arrows will appear. Hover over them to see a visual preview of that result.

Earlier this year, Google launched Instant Previews for mobile:

Then Google later added Flash support in Instant Previews.

Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process
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  • http://www.smartpagers.co.uk Hospital Patient Systems

    The ever changing Google search! Obviously the mighty G has never seen the expression if its not broke dont fix it!

  • http://www.LAokay.com Steven

    This creates more signal noise. If somebody really wants to see a preview, then Google can tell people were actually interested in the feature but by keeping this turned off by default and allowing people to turn it on. How would you know if your street advertising was a success if everybody took a flyer because they were handed one versus they really wanted to see what the flyer had on it and were interested in whatever the flyer had on it? Way to go to screw up their so called scientific approach to figuring out what people like or dislike by simply seeing if they use a feature or not. Google got this one wrong big time!