Google Launches New COVID-19 Website and Expands Coronavirus Search Experience

Emily Moxley, Google’s product manager for search recently publish a blog post on search interest in COVID-19 which has continued to climb around the world since the beginning of this year. Right now, coronavirus is the largest topic people are looking for globally in google search. As this public health crisis has evolved into a pandemic, information needs are continuing to change, differing from region to region after Microsoft recently launch covid -19 tracker on their bing search engine.

In other to control that attention in the best possible way, Google has launched a coronavirus information portal as well as an improved COVID-19 search experience. The search experience, Google says, was updated in response to “people’s information needs expanding,” while the new COVID-19 information portal also provides the basic, most useful information and updates from different region (for example around coronavirus symptoms, prevention, treatment, statistics), plus a lot of links and on-site options to explore further.


Building Google COVID-19 Search experience
The more comprehensive experience for COVID-19 in Search, provides easy access to authoritative information from health authorities alongside new data and visualizations. This new format organizes the search results page to help people easily get information and resources, and it will also make it possible for Google to add more information over time as it becomes available to them.
Google have also introduced a feature to surface some of the most common questions about the pandemic, with relevant snippets sourced from the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Google have worked with relevant agencies and authorities to roll out a website which is only in United State only for now
But google promise that the site will be available in more languages and countries in the coming days and the website will be updated as more resources become available.

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