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Google+ Powered Content Recommendations for Mobile Website

Google just bind together elements of Google+ and Google Search to help suggest users the right articles for a mobile website, based on Search Authorship, signals and other articles with lots of Google+ activity (including +1’s and shares).

In all cases, “recommended content is based on the specific page the visitor is viewing, to boost the relevance of recommendations. And they only appear when people tap for more, so as not to interrupt their browsing experience,” informs Google.

“Recommendations can appear regardless whether your visitors are signed in to Google. But when they are, they’ll see content that was +1’d or shared by the people in their circles.,” Google adds.

In addition, Google also making it easy to add and configure these content recommendations. “Just add a single line of javascript to your mobile website, and from there you can make changes in the “For your site” section of your Google+ page dashboard — no web editor required,” google explains.

Configuration screen for content recommendations from Google + and Google Search

To give today’s features a try, feel free to visit any article page on Forbes on your favorite iOS or Android device.

Watch this video to see how it works:

For ore details, visit this developer docs.

Google+: Content Recommendations for your Mobile Website

In other news, Google has quitely killed its SMS Search that lets users send search queries by text message to a short number, in this case 466453. The search results would also come back as text messages.

Google’s has confirmed the news on a Reddit thread stating;

“Hi everyone,

Closing products always involves tough choices, but we do think very hard about each decision and its implications for our users. Streamlining our services enables us to focus on creating beautiful technology that will improve people’s lives.


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