Digital Marketing

May 10, 2010

Three good reasons to use the Google wonder wheel

The Google wonder wheel is a new tools and we find that more and more users are using it to enhance their internet search. We know that there must be a good reason to use it. The Google search great and we all using it for years now, so why go and change the old habits and start using this new Google tool? This is a good question and we went ahead and asked our partners and gathered up three good reasons to use the Google wonder wheel.

1.    It helps you to find the thing you are looking for, even if you are not sure what it is. Not all searches are “straight and to the point”. Many people are searching for general things but looking for specific ones. Google Wonder wheel can help them filter the results and find the most relevant words related to the original searched keywords and find the actual keyword that they were looking for.

2.    Google wonder wheel is easy to use.  Being user friendly is an important factor in presenting a new tool. People who are new to Google search, and yes there are many of them, find the results complicated. Just think about it, you search for something and you get few pictures on top, some results in pink background on the top and some more results in a shorter term on the side. People get confused on where they should click? Where to go? Google wonder wheel is a user friendly tool because of the way it leads the user to the right term and the right results.

3.    Google wonder wheel is cool to use, cool to find and cool to share. This is another good reason to use it in addition to being useful. Not all searches have to be boring and to present “dry” results for the user. This graphics is great.

Google wonder wheel in different languages

Since all Google services or at least most of them are translated to foreign languages, we have searched for foreign Google wonder wheel option. We have expected to find the translated version of this tool after all, there are good reasons to use the Google wonder wheel tool as an addition to the basic Google search.

In Italian for example, we couldn’t find the link to the “more options” as  this is the way to use the Google wonder wheel and this is the way for all visitors, even if they are Italian speakers, to find the tool. Even when we have searched for the term: “Google wonder wheel”, the awaited link wasn’t there. The same happened when we have made the same process in Google France and Google Germany. This made us wonder – does Google wonder wheel in foreign languages even available yet?

We have extended our searches for Google wonder wheel in foreign languages. Google in Hebrew, does have the “more options” link on top, this is the Google tool for Israeli’s only 5-6 million users if im correct. The same with Google UK and Google China, they both have the link, but these Google versions are serving millions of users.

To sum this all up, it seems that the Google Wonder Wheel feature is not yet available in all the languages, it may become available in the future but right now, its mainly available in and some local versions of Google.

Google Wonder Wheel

Google Wonder Wheel is a new great feature from Google which allows you to see relevant search results to your query in a unique semantically relevant and  graphically design way.

The following is a step by step guide on how to use the GoogleWonderWheel tool:
Enter your key word or phrase and perform a search. For this example we wanted to search for some ecological relevant issues and specifically green energy lamp:

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step - Step 1

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step - Step 1
After submitting the key word or phrase you would like to search for, click on the “show more options” link on the top left side. The results will be divided in to two screens:

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step - Step 2

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step - Step 2
Among all the options Google has to offer its users in order to optimize their search results the Google Wonder Wheel is the option you should look for in order to display relevant results in a different way. This is one of the great options Google has to offer, remember to check the other new ones as well once you are done exploring this tool.

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step Guide - Step 3

Google Wonder Wheel Step By Step Guide - Step 3
Clicking on the Wonder wheel link will now create a sun shaped circle of terms, all related to your original  search. Green energy lamp is the main phrase, since it’s the one we looked for and you can find other related keywords to this search on the sun beam. Now your display will show the Google Wonder Wheel tool on the left side and the Google search results on the right side.

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step by Step guide - Step 4

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step by Step guide - Step 4
Now the fun starts. You can navigate your way around the relevant key words and phrases and find more and more results. It’s easy and the graphical effects make it fun.  In our example:  “Green energy lamp” was the main phrase and than we searched for “solar energy lamps” and so on.

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step by Step guide - Step 5

Using Google Wonder Wheel Step by Step guide - Step 5
Its just a matter of time until Google will combine its advertising system into the Wonder Wheel and guide the searchers, either by color or “last related searches” to the paid link or paid result.

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