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Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support

Real-time for Google Search still MIA

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It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about how Topsy was doing Google+ search better than Google, as the company announced realtime (and other) Google+ search results. As a matter of fact, it was yesterday.

Now, Google has announced real-time search for Google+. How about that?

“Now when you search in Google+, you’ll see a message about new posts the instant they’re available,” SVP, Engineering Vic Gundotra says in a Google+ update. “If you click on this message, or select ‘Most recent’, then relevant posts will start appearing in real-time.”

Now, I wonder when we’ll see this come back to Google search.

Google+ also now has improved hashtag support. “People have long used hashtags to mark their posts with certain topics — just ask our very own +Chris Messina, hashtag inventor. You don’t have to use hashtags on Google+ (search works fine without them), but when you do, we’ll automatically link to search results.”

Based on the feedback on Gundotra’s post, users are pretty fired up about the hashtags.

Google said it would bring realtime search back to Google search (it went away after Google lost Twitter firehose access) with data from Google+ and other sources, but that’s not part of today’s announcement. Perhaps, they’re letting the user base grow more first.

Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support
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  • http://www.javascriptsandmore.com Shawn Lippert

    Real time Search is important to find the latest breaking news.I cannot wait till it returns as every industry can benefit from it. Google+ is now Google ++ in my book!

  • http://www.microsourcing.com/disciplines/search-engine-marketing.asp MicroSourcing

    Real-time updates should give Google + an upper hand over Facebook, though Twitter is still the forerunner when it comes to real-time features.

  • http://www.e-zu.co.uk/ Lisa

    What about twitter real time updates ? will it ever show in Google ? It was great when it was there earlier in terms of search.

  • http://Www.roofing-Maine.com Mike St

    I own a roofing compnay and we just spent a fai amount of money on an ap for a roofing calculator. The ap was built got the last version of of the iPhone. Will my roofing ap work with the new phone or will I have to hire out again and start over. Frustrating!

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  • http://Www.roofing-Maine.com Mike St

    What exactly is real time search? Do we not have real time search now. What time is my search? Does it just mean google will crawl sites faster so the info will be updated quickly. I am confused?