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Google Instant launches in South Africa

Google rolled out a very cool feautre this week to Google South Africa users, called Google Instant

From the Google Instant Site:

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.

So basically, as you type any query into Google, you are presented with a selection of what Google thinks you searching for. This is obviously based on what ranks as the highest site for that letter or combination of letters.
I did a quick check to see what sites rank as the number one for each letter. These results are only specific to South Africa, so it gives a good indication of what the top ranking sites are.

A – Absa

B – Bid or Buy

C – Computicket


E – East Coast Radio (ECR)

F – Facebook

G – Gumtree

H – Hotmai


J – JunkMail

K -Kulula

L – Lotto

M – Mweb

N – Nedbank

O – OneTime

P – Pnet

Q – Quotes



T -Telkom

U – Unisa

V – Vodacom

W – Webmail

X –

Y – Yahoo

Z – Z83 – Application for employment

Most of them make sense, but was very surprised with the likes of E, Q & Z.  Very interesting !