We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel.
Google announced some new features for Google Instant. They haven’t released it for the browser or for mobile yet, but they have added some desktop functionality.
First off, they have added keyboard navigation, so you can use Google Instant without touching your mouse, should you choose to do so. The navigation lets you scroll through Google’s search suggestions to bring up more instant results.
Yahoo has enhanced its Yahoo Search Assist tool (the search suggestions that come up when you start typing a query), to provide what Yahoo calls "near real-time" suggestions as you type.
OneRiot has just announced some additions to its realtime search API. "We are integrating Facebook data into the stream, so Facebook users who publicly share links on their profiles are now influencing the realtime search results available through OneRiot’s API," Meredith Bagnulo with OneRiot tells WebProNews. "In doing this, OneRiot now reflects the pulse of a much broader social web."
OneRiot has officially moved out of beta today, and while doing so has also launched a realtime Trending Topics Engine.
"Our trending topics engine detects breaking stories and emerging trends faster than anyone else," OneRiot’s Courtney Walsh tells WebProNews. "And the topics are more detailed: we won’t just tell that iPhone is trending right now, we’ll tell you why."