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Google Instant Search of Little Benefit to Sourcers, Recruiters

Being a really slow typer I love to be helped. However, I don’t think that recently introduced instant search is likely to become a favorite tool. Here’s just a few reasons:

  • I use Google operators, and if you do, too, you may notice that it’s slower with instant search than without. Just try typing intitle:resume OR inurl:resume with and without instant search (luckily, we can turn it on and off).
  • With instant search on, I can only see 10 results on one page; I like to see 100.
  • Words guessed by Google may be of more interest to Google (since it would show more ads to click on) than to me.

What do you think?

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