Google Becomes a Teenager



google 13th birthday

You’ve probably noticed today’s Google Doodle in celebration of its 13th birthday. That’s right! Google is now officially a teenager. Let’s hope it manages to evade the hormonal temper tantrums and spotty face.

We won’t rehash the timeline here – they did a fantastic job of that to mark their 10th birthday with their own Google Timeline. So instead of looking back over 13 years of ups and downs, bad decisions and good decisions we’re looking instead at what we hope Google achieves before its 18th birthday!

What We’d Like to See in Google Add Before its 18th!

Some of these might be a little bit, erm, sci-fi, but here are the features some of the Tecmark team would like to see implemented before Google turns 18.

  • Telepathic search. Yes, some of us would actually like to be able to have Google read our minds to save us typing or talking. The early signs are there… Instant!
  • The ability to personalise the algorithm a little bit. Granted, social search is letting you choose to see results based on what your social contacts have searched but we’d like the ability to chop and choose (easily, please!) which social platforms count and to generally just have more ability to configure our results. (The SEO in me thinks this is dangerous. The Google user in me loves it).
  • The SEOs amongst us would like to be able to see historical search results, please? Enter a date and a search and get a complete picture of how the results for that search looked.

What do you reckon our chances are?

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Stacey MacNaught: Search Director

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