Posted by jonathan at 8:19am EST on 09/08/2009
Google is getting smarter and smarter, everyday. Faster than you may realize.
Let’s look at this example to see how Google was able to translate what I wanted and what it was able to provide me.
I did a search for “mytunes for mac” expecting to find some sort of app to let me
steal borrow music from someone on my network, for OS X. Sure, there are utilities for Windows, but there aren’t that many apps for OS X.
Here’s where Google gets really smart. Below, I have the same search query on the top 3 search engines; Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.
Google was smart enough to know exactly what I was searching for and provide me the results I wanted to see, the first time. The app I was trying to actually see was an app called “ourtunes,” which Google provided me results for.
Let’s take a look at the 3 different engines. First Yahoo!, then Bing, and finally Google, the winner.
Out of the three different searches, Google provided me the best possible results for the query I was actually searching for.
The proof is in the pudding that Google is actually a better search engine [right now]. I can only hope that Google one day has a serious competitor because right now, I don’t see one.
Have you seen any examples of where Google is being really smart for you?