Sunday, April 17, 2005

Google's Specialized Number Search
(Search Newz)

“When you search for a number in Google, it's not necessarily going to do it's normal web search, looking for pages with that number in them.

It first examines the number to see if it might have a special meaning. If its size and format match certain types of meaningful numbers like parcel tracking numbers or vehicle IDs, for example, it will search for information about the particular item it represents.

For example, searching for a number like 1Z9999W99999999999 will cause Google to put a one-box information display at the top of your search results page that says" Track UPS package 1ZV723R33710000780″ linked to the UPS tracking page.”