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We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. We began this transformation with Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step in this direction by introducing three new features:
1.Personal Results, which enable you to find information just for you, such as Google+ photos and posts—both your own and those shared specifically with you, that only you will be able to see on your results page;
2.Profiles in Search, both in autocomplete and results, which enable you to immediately find people you’re close to or might be interested in following; and,
3.People and Pages, which help you find people profiles and Google+ pages related to a specific topic or area of interest, and enable you to follow them with just a few clicks. Because behind most every query is a community.
Search plus Your World will become available over the next few days to people who are signed in and searching on [google.com...] in English.
Isn't this the same kind of crap that caused Google Engineers (April 2010)
an algorithmic authority that cannot adapt anywhere nearly as organically as people themselves
When I search I dont want Personalized search I want to see stuff I dont know or new also, so that will not be a hit here for sure and its also a little creepy, like the book/movie 1984.
Here at the Big G we are going to add stuff to your results that you already know! That's helpful huh?
One wonders if Panda has had been put on hold to get this out the door....
what happens when new pages are created? the rest of the population may have discovered those and loved them, but me and my mates are still locked into our personal SERPs, where these amazing new sites are buried below our "bookmarks".
I agree that this is a bad move, but doubt that it will have much effect on the traffic that most websites get from Google.
they will then get boosted in my friends SERPs as well, and we all end up with these 3 links sitting at the top forever.
but who's to say they are the best?
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