Think back, way back. Remember when Alta Vista was senonomous with search? How time flies. Google came along and re-defined what search means and the rest is history, or is it?
There is an element in Google’s algo that attempts to deal with real time search, QDF (Query Deserves Freshness), however is this enough for Google to claim that it can feed the latest results in real time? Not really, hence Google’s recent launch of search options.
The power behind Twitter’s search engine lies in the user generated content (Tweets) that populate it’s database with the latest happenings in real time (up to the second).
While Google will eventually index the latest news (and it’s getting faster at doing so) it has some way to go before it can emulate the Twitter model which currently owns real time search..
What’s the solution? Well short of Google buying Twitter, I don’t see one. Watch this space.