Jan 10 AT 1:52 PM Dustin Earley 19 Comments

Google’s ‘Search plus Your World’ adds a personal touch to your search results

Google has a very grand outlook on how they invision the future of the web. They’ve been working for years upon years now with the problem of how to better organize information online. But organizing data is only the beginning. Google thinks that learning how to master search algorithms and how to best input information to return the results you want is archaic. They want to personalize the web. Which is where Google+ and “Search plus Your World” come in.

Google has long touted the ways their social network will integrate with everything you do online in the future. Slowly but surely, we’re seeing that integration come alive. Today, Google has announced a new feature of Google search called “Search plus Your World” that adds personalized results to your searches with the help of Google+.

When searching on Google.com, anything that’s been shared with you (even if it was private) that is relevant to what you’re looking for will be displayed. If you were to type in something like “awesome things,” then awesome things from Google+ would show up in the search results. Search plus Your World will also display Google+ contacts at the top of your search results when you type in a name.

Search plus Your World combined with location awareness and other customized search features has totally changed the way we look for information online. And Google is really only getting started. To try Search plus Your World, head on over to Google.com to see if it’s live for you. It’s in the process of being rolled out in English as we speak.

Source: Google

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Vahag

    Insted of this they should remove the f****** age limit

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      Or, when looking at comments like this, they should raise it.

  • zerosix

    This ad is awesome.
    Like almost all Google ads.

    • DroidPower

      Totally agree, they really know how to showcase their product in a very simple but refreshing way.

  • spazby

    Sounds like a good idea, lets see what it looks like in real world…

  • virexed

    That… was… trippy.

  • GreyCelt

    OK…tried it…I don’t see any difference from what it was before. Am I missing something?

    • Dustin Earley

      you might not have it yet

      • GreyCelt

        Well, under my search box it says,

        “Introducing Search plus Your World. Search the web, your photos, friends’ posts, and more.”

        So I assumed I got it.

        • GreyCelt

          Got it! I deleted web cache and history and it showed up.


  • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

    It seems downright rude not to +1 this

    • Dustin Earley

      The same should be said for your comment.

  • lokidokie

    Rad. Works well for me

  • Hall Lo

    Nice addition :)

  • aranea

    Personalized search is good but only up to a point. After that it traps people in their own world views. They search and find only the things they already think is right and believe in them even more strongly. It’s a vicious cycle.

    • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

      Yeah but if you’re looking for movie reviews it makes sense you’d be interested first in what your friends/connection think, right?

      Facebook has MASSIVELY missed a trick here. If I want to find out what my friends think of the Muppets movie I have to ask them and get responses – regardless of if they’ve previously already shared their thoughts on it. That’s letting all that social graph information go to hell (or maybe to their advertisers).

      With personalised search Google are opening your personal graph to you – that’s important.

      • aranea

        I agree. It’s good. It helps but shouldn’t hinder the ability to reach information that may not suit your thinking.

  • DroidPower

    Got some interesting questions, do you think this feature would persuade people from using Facebook? Or would it pave the way, somehow, for Google/Facebook integration where you can also search your Facebook data?

  • donger

    wow, this is amazing.