Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Move is latest in location-based features for the search giant….

There was a ton of news about Google today (in addition to the two [see here and here] we’ve already covered today), so let’s dive right in: Search Options was released on the mobile version of web search for Android, iPhone, and Palm WebOS. By the way, that’s the second time in a week where a mobile update is for those three types of devices. Blackberry and Nokia phones are noticeably missing while omitting Windows Mobile is no real surprise. Google Maps released a major update, with improved details for parks, bike paths, and college campuses. The Google Webmaster Central…

Google has added some new filters to its Search Options, a feature they added to their web search last May. Here’s a list of the new filters: Past hour Specific date range More shopping sites Fewer shopping sites Visited pages Not yet visited Books (actually this one was already added, still new though) Blogs News If you haven’t used Search Options before, look for the “Show Options” link in the lightly shaded blue bar above the search results: It opens up a sidebar on the left where you can filter your results:…

Earlier this year, Google introduced the Search Options panel to its main search. The options allow search results to be filtered by things like time or content type. Now, Google is adding Books as a filter on the Search Options panel. Take a look and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below….