Google Instant The Fastest… The Others, Not So Fast

Google Instant is the fastest of Google’s product to update search results with relevant search query results as evidenced by today’s search events.

Google Instant Fastest

Google Instant Fastest

Google Auto-suggest produces nearly the same set of search possibilities without changing the search results page on the fly like Google Instant does.

Google Auto-Suggest Fast

Google Auto-Suggest Fast

However, as you can see YouTube’s suggested search results are still far from being real time. In fact YouTube’s search results aren’t yet with the times.

YouTube Auto-Suggest No So Fast

YouTube Auto-Suggest No So Fast

YouTube isn’t alone though…

Yahoo search suggest results aren’t much better than YouTube’s.

Yahoo Search Suggest

Yahoo Search Suggest

However, to my surprise Bing search suggest offers results comparable to Google Instant and Google Auto-Suggest.

Bing Search Suggest

Bing Search Suggest

Twitter doesn’t have any type of auto search suggest as far as I can tell however it does provide a rolling list of the ten most searched terms.

Twitter Search

Twitter Search

Facebook offers alternative results if it can’t find the keyword.

Facebook Search

Facebook Search

Lastly, Myspace suggests a list of possible categories before it provides any results.

MySpace Search

MySpace Search

To find potential information locations the fastest, use Google Instant search or Bing otherwise your search for answers may take longer than necessary.

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