Google Social Search Updates, Now Rank Anywhere on the Search Results Page, Show Who Shared in the Annotation Underneath and More!

Launched back in Oct'09, Google Social Search, now enabling you to get even more information from the people that matter to you, whether they're publishing on YouTube, Flickr or their own blog or website.Social search results will now be mixed throughout the results based on their relevance. This means you'll start seeing more from people […]

Launched back in Oct'09, Google Social Search, now enabling you to get even more information from the people that matter to you, whether they're publishing on YouTube, Flickr or their own blog or website.

  • Social search results will now be mixed throughout the results based on their relevance. This means you'll start seeing more from people like co-workers and friends, with annotations below the results they've shared or created.

    Social search results can rank anywhere on the page, and you’ll see who shared the result in the annotation underneath

  • Social Search are now more comprehensive with added notes for links people have shared on Twitter and other sites. Now, if someone you're connected to has publicly shared a link, we may show that link in your results with a clear annotation (which's visible only to you, and only when you're signed in).

    Now Social Search includes links people share on Twitter and other services

  • More control over how you connect accounts, and made connecting accounts more convenient. You can still connect accounts publicly on your Google profile, but a new option allow you to connect accounts privately in your Google Account. In addition, if Google's algorithms find a similiar public account (when usernames are the same), Google may invite you to connect your accounts right on the search results page and in your Google Account settings:

    The new setting enables you to choose whether or not to show your connected accounts publicly on your Google profile

For an overview of Google Social Search and new features, check out the explanatory video:

As always, you'll only get social search results when you choose to log in to your Google Account.

To learn more, check out help center.

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