The new search options allow users to filter for results Google found in the past hour, and for books, blogs and news. Google also added the ability to emphasize or de-emphasize shopping-related results. And it is also allowing users of its search history feature to see only results they have seen before, giving them a quick way to find a page they have already seen.

Nundu Janakiram, a search product manager at Google, said all the new options were intended to give users a quicker way to get to the information they want. He said that the ability to search for items that have appeared on the Web in the past hour showcases Google