The Google Instant Alphabet

by Ben Cook on September 8, 2010

Google Instant Alphabet

Google made a big announcement today that they’re now using “instant” AJAX search results that change as you type your search query.

There’s all sorts of speculation about the fallout this move will cause, but one thing I thought was interesting is that you now see results starting with the first letter you type. While I’ve never given much thought about who ranked for “e” or “s” they’re probably going to be seen quite a bit now.

So who ranks #1 for which letters? I’m glad you asked. Here’s the alphabet & I’m seeing in the top spot for each letter.  I’m unable to use the instant search feature without being logged in to Google so I’m sure some of these are influenced by my search patterns & geographical location.

  • A – Amazon.com
  • B – BestBuy.com
  • C – Craigslist.com
  • D – Dictionary.com (dictionary.reference.com)
  • E – Ebay.com
  • F – Facebook.com
  • G – Gmail (mail.google.com)
  • H – Hotmail (live.com)
  • I – Imdb.com
  • J – JimmyJohns.com
  • K – KSDK.com (location influenced I am sure)
  • L – Lowes.com
  • M – Mapquest.com
  • N – Netflix.com
  • O – Orbitz.com
  • P – Pandora.com
  • Q – BrainyQuote
  • R – Realtor.com
  • S – Sears.com
  • T – Target.com
  • U – Ups.com
  • V – Verizon.com
  • W – Weather.com
  • X – Xbox.com
  • Y – Yahoo.com
  • Z – Z1077.com (another locally influenced ranking I’m sure)

So there you have it. The Google Instant Alphabet, at least the one I see. Are you seeing different Instant results for some letters? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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