In the past, the food-related searches in Recipe View on Google.com, would return the same search predictions that you’d see on the main Google web search results page; “Now when you search in Recipe View, you’ll see more relevant search predictions,” Google stated. For e.g., typing [c] will give you predictions for [chicken] or [cake] versus [craigslist] or [cnn], and typing [co] will predict [cookies] or [coconut]–and maybe inspire you to make coconut cookies. This feature is currently available in English, with more languages and local delicacies to follow.
Rich snippets for prayer times:
“Now, in addition to rich snippets for events, reviews and people, you can find “local prayer times” quicker and easier in your results. For e.g., a search for Islamic prayer times in London will show prayer times and locations. As more sites around the world use rich snippets for prayer times, you’ll start seeing results for additional cities,” Google explains.
“The technology is open for use by religious organizations from any faith, and is particularly useful for Islamic prayer times, which’re measured according to the movement of the sun. If you’ve a site with prayer times, you can update your site using the rich snippets format specified in Google Webmaster Central,” added Google.
Google Instant in Japan would let searchers now be able to see search predictions and results appear as they type. Google Instant will be available for everyone in Japan over the next few days, as well as for those typing in Japanese on other domains that currently support Google Instant.
[Source: Google blog]