I was wondering what people thought of the recent changes to Google. These changes are outlined here: Official Google Blog: Search: now faster than the speed of type
Essentially Google shows results for keywords as you type them instead of bringing results after you submit the search.
I think that long tails will be affected the most. As someone would normally type 4-5 words in they will see results for the first two keywords instead of finishing typing. This will definitely make some of the more competitive niches a lot harder to break into.
What are your thoughts on this?