Just days after I went through the trouble of pointing everyone to d8search as a way to get improved date searching out of Google search results, Google updated the features they offer in their own native search.
The homepage of Google search is the same as ever with one minor, and by minor I mean HUGE, difference. Near the upper left corner of the page you will find a harmless looking link that says, “Show Options.” Click it, and you will find two powerful choices for researching articles that you are freelance writing.
The first is “Recent results” and the second is “Sort by date.” Both help to ensure that the article you are writing about Somali Pirates isn’t filled with information that is 6 months old, without causing you to miss out on an interesting tidbit from 45 or 50 days ago like a Past Month search would.
I am still playing around with these new features, but so far, I am very pleased.
Check it out, just go to google.com and click the more options link.