Though still in the experimental phase, Google has been working on an ajax-based search results system which, if widely implemented, could cause quite a headache for SEO professionals who use automated rank checking tools.
But that’s not the only software that might be affected. Web Analytics data uses a similar technique to find out what referring keywords sent a visitor to your site – if that stops working correctly, people are going to be lighting some torches and heading towards Google’s HQ.
The post included a quote from a google spokesperson, who said:
I’ve never had a problem with slow results on Google, so I’m not really sure what they mean by “faster experience” – and I’m not sure that this is the way I want to find out. We’ll keep you posted of any updates regarding this search test. If you want some more info on this story, check out the original post at Smackdown.