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So how does this drastically change the keywords we will see in referrer logs? The author brainstorms possible implications for SEOs.
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from MiriamEllis 2251 Days ago #
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This was a very well-written post on a subject that is sure to be of importance to any SEO. Thanks for sphinning this, Marty. This prompted my first ever visit to Jaan’s blog. Good stuff.Miriam

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from aimClear 2249 Days ago #
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@MiriamEllis: Yes, I thought the post was spot-on.

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from JohnHGohde 2249 Days ago #
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Well you could have fooled me.  If this has been in fact implemented by Google, it is mighty funny how I have never seen it?  What I have seen are suggestions listed at the very bottom of the search results page.  And, occasionally on the top of the page.  I tend to filter all that stuff out anyway, because I have trained myself to ignore paid advertisements on the search pages.  Ergo, I expect to see little to no impact, in the immediate future.

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from streko 2249 Days ago #
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^if you havent seen it, then you fail.

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from DarkMatter 2249 Days ago #
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this sucks! bye bye, long tail!

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from 140Local 2249 Days ago #
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This will have an effect on long tail keywords, but not as much as you might think, is my guess. How many people go to the Google home page to search, I would have to think less than half. Every browser now has google built in. That browser already has suggest like features built in. So most people have been using it for a long time.

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from incrediblehelp 2249 Days ago #
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@140local good point.  I personally search using the toolbar in Firefox.  I rarely find myself at the home page unless I working on some advandced link operators.

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from SearchBuzz 2248 Days ago #
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I also use firefox toolbar, and I have relied heavliy on autocomplete...mostly for casual searching.  (...and because i am a horrible spellar!) ;)

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