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Google will now add more information about sites in Search results

Google has started adding extra information about the websites that surface when you search a specific topic.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | February 2, 2021 | Updated 10:55 IST

Highlights

  • Google is rolling out a new feature that would tell users more about websites that appear on search results.
  • When you search for something on Google, you will be shown multiple links related to the topic.
  • Google will roll out the new feature in the United States.

Google will now add more information about sites in Search results

Google is rolling out a new feature that would tell users more about websites that appear on search results. Google has started adding extra information about the websites that surface when you search a specific topic.

Talking about the new feature, Google said in a blog, "Starting today, next to most results on Google, you'll begin to see a menu icon that you can tap to learn more about the result or feature and where the information is coming from. With this additional context, you can make a more informed decision about the sites you may want to visit and what results will be most useful for you."

When you search for something on Google, you will be shown multiple links related to the topic that you have googled. Alongside the link to the website, you will notice three dots on the side. Tap on the dots from your phone or your mobile app and you will be getting more information about the websites that have appeared in the search results.

"When available, you'll see a description of the website from Wikipedia, which provides free, reliable information about tens of millions of sites on the web. Based on Wikipedia's open editing model, which relies on thousands of global volunteers to add content, these descriptions will provide the most up-to-date verified and sourced information available on Wikipedia about the site. If it's a site you haven't heard of before, that additional information can give you context or peace of mind, especially if you're looking for something important, like health or financial information," the blog further read.

Google has said that if a website doesn't have a Wikipedia description, it will show users when Google first indexed the site. The search engine will also display if your connection to the site is securely based on its use of the "HTTPS protocol, which encrypts all data between the website and the browser you're using, to help you stay safe as you browse the web."

"And if you need quick access to your privacy settings, or just want to learn a bit more about how Google Search works, links to resources are just a tap or click away. We'll begin rolling out this feature today in English in the U.S. on desktop, mobile web and the Google App on Android. We hope this makes it easier to learn about the results you see on Google and find the most helpful information for you," the blog read.

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