Google to improve search results

May 12, 2009 1:46:51 PM PDT
Google Inc. is about to offer new ways to narrow its search results and dig deeper into the information stored in its index. The changes previewed Tuesday include options that will confine Google's search results to a specific time period or category, such as product reviews.

The Internet search leader also plans to roll out "Google Squared," a tool that will present results in a format similar to a spreadsheet.

The approach pulls data from other Web sites and assembles them into packages that could give people less reason to click away from Google. If that happens, Google might face even more complaints about its penchant for making money off content created by other companies and individuals.

The new tools are expected to be available this month.

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