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Google live search coming today? implications...

there seems to be a few rumors floating around about Google launching their so called live search today.

For those who haven't seen the rumors, it basically goes like this:

As you are typing into the search box, the search results are displayed without hitting search, and change/refresh as you are typing.

All sounds very slick I'm sure, but it got me thinking, is this going to hurt long-tail domains?

the thinking goes that if the searcher is presented with results before he's finished typing the full search string, then it's likely he will choose a result earlier.

and if you buy into the concept that exact match domains pay a big enough part in the SE algo, then it's logical to assume this will drive traffic to the shorter domains and away from the long-tail.

If these rumors are true, and that is how it plays out, then this could be bad news for the many domainers holding long tail domains, as no longer will they have the benefit of having little competition amongst a relatively small amount of search results.
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

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If these rumors are true, and that is how it plays out, then this could be bad news for the many domainers holding long tail domains, as no longer will they have the benefit of having little competition amongst a relatively small amount of search results.
And good news for those that hold solid, one word, generics.
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/08/goo...fore-you-type/

I believe this will be good for domainers (even the ones holding long tail) because instant search puts the emphasis on the first page of the SERP. In my opinion, users that don't find what they want on the first result page will type in new search terms instead of going through the entire first few pages. (i.e., if you type "Iphone" and all you see are results for apple.com, will you scroll all the way down to click on page 2 of the SERP or will you just type a more specific query, i.e. "iphone 3GS jailbreak")
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there seems to be a few rumors floating around about Google launching their so called live search today.
this is live for me in english. Just for kicks I tried copying a few Japanese letters and google.com tried to auto complete those as well. I think this is going to be sweet for us, but what do I know :D

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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

longtail or not, the losers are the ones that don't make it on the first page of the SERP. Unless you're one of those babyboomer exec that type with their 2 index fingers, you'll want to try several queries before settling for one that looks promising and browse through the serps.

Winners I think are (remain) exact match keyword domains (because they're highlighted in the serps)
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

one last thought, porn webmasters will probably find it worthwhile to optimize for google images (free instant TGP!) especially since instant searches for mobile will roll out in a month or so(as per TechCrunch)
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

google is in a desparate race to replicate itself on mobile devices worldwide and to fight the Facebooke twitter tsunami .
click throughs on mobile...google or admob are terrible. often 1% on the desktop's 1%.

They have to find some way to get mobile ads to work in the same order of magnitude...

doubtful.

context is king on mobile.
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

I wonder how it will affect impressions.. surely the stats gets skewed massively?
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

How about some Google TV?


http://www.pcworld.com/article/20503...ow_so_far.html
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I wonder how it will affect impressions.. surely the stats gets skewed massively?
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When someone searches using Google Instant, ad impressions are counted in these situations:

The user begins to type a query on Google and clicks anywhere on the page (a search result, an ad, a spell correction, a related search).
The user chooses a particular query by clicking the Search button, pressing Enter, or selecting one of the predicted queries.
The user stops typing, and the results are displayed for a minimum of three seconds.
from http://adwords.google.com/support/aw...&answer=187309
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

Damn copy-cats. They copy the idea from my last project...

http://www.idnforums.com/forums/2700...and-worth.html
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

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Damn copy-cats. They copy the idea from my last project...

http://www.idnforums.com/forums/2700...and-worth.html
and I thought you stole the idea from these guys: http://www.bustaname.com/

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seriously, that bustaname is very useful for searching out free domains, and it's quick.
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

a good take on long tail and local is at :

http://goo.gl/8YfX


I think long 3 word domains could be in trouble for large drops in traffic.

Especially 3 word Geo's.

Google is throwing its own local options and maps, before the second word is even finished being typed.



I used my Google pinyin IME to type in simplified chinese.



guess what...

for 3 of 12 four character domains

for 3

4 character chinese domain keywords results show up at character 3.




I think this is really huge if a site were already on page one.


but Baidu is 75% of search....so it is a yawn, until Baidu implements the same thing...
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

This could turn SEO on it's head.

I'm sure a few members here will learn how to exploit it.
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

I hate this new tool....

Is this AJAX?
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

Lol. Just noticed that the domain http://googleinstant.com is parked. What idiots. A simple UDRP and they'd have people going there instead of to a parked page. I bet bluehost.com is just loving this.

Give it an update or two and you'll see this shoot straight up.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=googleinstant.com&ctab=0
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Re: Google live search coming today? implications...

They killed Opera also:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/...6bee810b&hl=en
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