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Social Search Integration - Three Changes at Google

     
4:39 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Looks like Google is moving on Social Search integration into the SERPs. An official blog post today describes three new changes in how social results are made available through the regular SERPs when you are logged in:

First, social search results will now be mixed throughout your results based on their relevance (in the past they only appeared at the bottom)

Second, we've made Social Search more comprehensive by adding notes for links people have shared on Twitter and other sites.

Third, we've added a new option to connect accounts privately in your Google Account. (After all, you may not want everyone to know you're @spongebobsuperfan on Twitter.)

In addition, if our algorithms find a public account that might be yours (for example, because the usernames are the same), we may invite you to connect your accounts right on the search results page and in your Google Account settings.

[googleblog.blogspot.com...]
7:04 pm on Feb 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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And whenever those social site servers get overloaded, the buttons hang and sometimes create page load problems freeing the browser. I hope we never see those little rows of chiclets on the Google results page ;)
5:38 am on Feb 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I ask my self an important question here, isn't searching is away to learn new things some times?!

Personalized search results, is like you have a book you like it, but u keep reading it day after a day!

Maybe google should allow users to read more new books, learn new things!
11:07 pm on Feb 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Also, how many people are actually going to connect their twitter accounts to Google?
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frontpage - we already have Twitter and FB follow buttons on all our static html pages.

Do you mean we now have to stick an FB like button on our Home Page or all pages?
1:07 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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<quote>Do you mean we now have to stick an FB like button on our Home Page or all pages? </quote>

Not necessary, but people are lazy. They see a link and click it. If it takes more than one extra second, they move on.

One easy thing you can do to help being properly linked is to add the Facebook meta code to your header.

Example:

<meta property="og:title" content="Example"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="movie"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="http://www.example.com/title/tt0117500/"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="http://.example.com/example.jpg"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Example"/>
<meta property="fb:admins" content="USER_ID"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="Example description."/>


Source: [developers.facebook.com...]
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