Posts Tagged ‘search engine’

Universal Search / Blended Search

October 29, 2007

Universal search has been developed by Google to allow users to search many types of web content and online media using only one search tool – and receive one set of search results.

Universal search integrates results from all types of search – for example of web pages, images, maps and directions, videos, news, books etc. Depending on the original search request, a list of contextual links may also appear, allowing the user to access deeper content immediately.

Other search engines have also developed their own forms of blended search.

There is more information of universal search on the Google Blog, along with examples of searches that illustrate the capabilities of universal search.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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