Google can now answer some of your questions without search results

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If you're Googling the time, a calculation, or a unit conversation, the website will now offer you a conclusive answer rather than a list of search results.

This past weekend Google confirmed to Search Engine Land that some questions users ask the search engine will merit simply an answer unaccompanied by search results. The company summarized this feature in an email stating that, "For queries where we have extremely high confidence that a user is seeking a calculation, unit conversion or local time, we will show a single result to improve load time on mobile."
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Almost every day, nearly 112 million Americans wake up and go to work. The vast majority of them do so to put a roof over their head, food on the table, and otherwise support their chosen lifestyle. While full-time U.S. workers by definition clock in for at least 35 hours a week, the amount of money those workers earn for that time depends largely on the company that writes their paychecks.

There are also dozens of companies at the other end of the spectrum, where entry-level workers and all other positions -- from junior associates to senior management -- are paid more. At these companies, the average salary across all positions extends well into the six-figure range.


If you still have doubts about the answer, though, there is a button captioned, "Show all results" below which you can tap to view the typical span of search results. Either way, 5 + 5 = 10 no matter how many search results the site can offer you.

When the feature was tested back in March, it was pulled after a few days due to unhappy users. One complaint that Search Engine Land outlined was that when users searched "date in London," they weren't suggested with someone to spend a romantic evening with, but rather the present calendar date. Since the initial test, Google has hammered out a great deal of these issues before rereleasing the feature this week.

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