New Google Search Options

Thanks to Australian Twitterer and blogger  Linda Moore for alerting us to this…

Google’s Wonder Wheel Experiment & More….

Google Blogoscoped writes……

Google’s Wonder Wheel Experiment, and More
By Tony Ruscoe & Philipp Lenssen

Google is running an experiment in their search results, apparently shown to a portion of their users. What happens is that on the search results, say for the query comic books, a link in the top blue bar will read “Show options…”. Click it, and a side bar full of options expands to the left.

The options include some known experiments, plus things I didn’t see so far. There are restriction options to show only recent results, only videos, only forum entries, or only reviews. You can sort by relevance, or by date, and you can only show results from time ranges like the past 24 hours or the past week. You can opt to receive longer snippet text, and images. There’s also a timeline feature and search suggestions.

Here are some screenshots of the process (I’ve added a circle in the first screen showing the link that gets you started):