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CNET Search in 2016

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Hello! CNET Product Manager Tristan Rinehart here, with an update on the state of the search experience!

Entering text in a search box and waiting for a new page to load a list of results is no fun. There's no guarantee the results will contain anything relevant, and the whole process may be a waste of time. These days, most people expect to see suggestions appear as they type in the search box. Suggestions are great because they provide a preview of what's available and reduce the need for accurate spelling. We call it AutoSuggest, and it's almost here.

Actually, AutoSuggest has been part of CNET search for over a year, but it's about to get better. Soon Now you'll see a wider array of suggestions, not just popular products. Also, you'll be able to click on suggestions to go directly to the thing you want without wasting your time with a results page.

There's a lot more coming, so stay tuned.

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AutoSuggest in a nutshell

Rinehart, Tristan

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