The new Google Instant is a big change.
One thing I have noticed is that you can not have Google Instant turned on and set your default setting to display more than 10 search results at one time. I have had mine set to 100 search results for as long as I can remember. The settings page will let you select 100, but when you turn on Instant, the page will only show 10.
Google Instant does not really impact most of my searches since I typically do not load the Google home page to search. I do most of my” googling” from the address bar within Chrome. And it will be interesting to see if they change this functionality.
It will also be interesting to see how it changes the search terms that people use. There are already a lot of conversations about Google Instant killing SEO. I certainly think it has the capability of changing SEO dramatically, but, as long as there are search engines, there will be ways to optimize for them.
While working and sharing tips with others I have come to realize just how important some tools are to me. Some of these are not really tools, but without them I would certainly have gaps to fill in my work flow.
They are not necessarily in any particular order.
- Firefox with FireBug extension.
- Chrome Browser
- Google Talk
- Google Reader
- Email (Gmail)
As an extra mention, most of these are used on my desktop and my iPhone. I am still doing 99.9% of my work on an HP Mini 311 Verizon Netbook, which is simply amazing.
Google Chrome is an excellent browser, although to date it is missing several things that most people have come to expect as standard functions in their browsers.
One of these functions is the ability to see the Page Rank of a given page. This is almost ironic since Chrome and Page Rank are both from Google you would think they would have included this little nugget.
Thanks to Techie Buzz there is now an easy way to add Page Rank visibilty to your Chrome installation, just visit How To Check PageRank in Google Chrome? , follow the simple instructions, and Page Rank is now just a click to see.
I thought this was pretty funny, seems Google may need to work on some of their custom error messages.
According to this error I received, Google Chrome is not a supported browser for Google Gmail?
I can not claim to really understand the in depth processing under the hood of Google Chrome, however, I have found it interesting to watch the processes it is doing compared to FireFox.
Using Sysinternals Process Explorer makes it very clear that each tab is using an independent process space while maintaining connectivity to some global files. Hence the way that Chrome has seperate processing for each tab, yet variables are seen across the tabs such as passwords.