Sometimes when I want to search for something, I'm not entirely sure
i'm searching for the right thing. However - If for instance I am
searching for search engines, I can type "google", "msn search",
"altavista", "yahoo" into google sets and be presented with a huge list
of search engines i'd totally forgotten about. (Not that i'd ever veer
So if this was placed at the top of a search results page, with some
suggestions as to what you might be thinking of... "How about searching
for "Hotbot" or "Yahoo!" instead?" you'd provide a very useful resource
to your users.
I don't want the original Google Sets to dissapear though, keep that
form of it.
I just had a similar experience. I wanted to search for the store
Meijer on Google Maps, but could not recall the correct spelling. I
ended up doing a regular Google search on the wrong spelling, and wound
up with a lot of pages about computer game designer Sid Meier.
Then I remembered Google Sets, and entered "Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's
Club" as a set. It immediately brought me back a list of those and
other major stores, including "Meijer" (correctly spelled), and,
interestingly, both "JC Penny" and "JC Penney".
A quick trip back to Google Maps, and I found the nearest Meijer store,
3.9 miles away from my office. Thanks, Google!
-- One Happy Googler