Events Finder at Google
This week Google rolled out an event finder on its mobile search app. You can read about it on:
The TechCrunch article tells us that Google is working on suggestions for developers to have their events listed in search results – so we should be keeping an eye out for those as they get published.
I wrote about a patent here, in a post in November that talked about Ranking Events in Google Search Results, which focused upon a Google patent that had been granted August 23, 2016 titled Ranking events.
This Google Event Finder is available in the United States starting today, but the Techcrunch article tells us that there are no plans for international expansion.
I tried a search for “sports events near me” on my phone this morning, and I did get the following result:
I’m wondering what events results look like in more urban areas. I did also search for music events:
I suspect that this new Google event finder might get a lot of use from people looking for something to do.
I like that it is including events from local schools and museums. It looks useful.
Updated May 22, 2019