A few days ago we took a look at Google Caffeine and made a few notes. At that time I didn’t know about another site that allows you to make side by side comparisons of individual searches. This is a cool tool.
Comparecaffeine.com allows you to compare current Google search results with Google Caffeine search results. You can do this in American, Dutch, Irish, or UK versions of Google.
What I like about Comparecaffeine.com is you can perform a search result and see where specific web pages fall within the rankings and judge, based on side by side comparisons, how Google Caffeine is different than current Google SERPs. When you arrive at the site you’ll see the following search terms already entered into the box based on which regional version of the search engine you want to test:
- Barack Obama
- Mary McAleese
- Angela Merkel
- Gordon Brown
Personally, I think searching for names will limit your ability to really get at the differences between the two. If you really want to see how Google Caffeine is different than today’s Google Search then you should make a few queries using keyword-based search terms across multiple niches and even compare a few obscure or ambiguous search terms.
For instance, a search for “Live at Leeds” without the quotation mark could mean an album by The Who or it could mean to have your residence needs Leeds. Enter the search query in the American search box at Comparecaffeine.com and you’ll see the top three results are exactly the same. Perform a search for “heavy equipment” slightly different but similar results.
I think this is a good side by side comparison tool and allows you to judge for yourself what the differences in search results are by making several back to back searches. Go ahead, try it.