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Google Social Circle Search Results Examples

October 30, 2009

Today while logged into one of my Google accounts, I was searching for a keyword phrase and noticed my own blog (gleaned from another Google account) appearing in the search results.

Google Social Circle Search Results

Google Social Circle Search Results

I then ran several other searches for subjects I had written about recently.

Although I couldn’t find any more of my own posts, I was able to find results for Barry Schwartz’s Twitter account from within a search page as well.

Google Social Search Results Twitter Bing

Google Social Search Results Twitter Bing

Each search result from within a Google Social Circle experiment begins with the link: “Results from people within your social circle for…” and is preceded by a nondescript silhouette.

Each of my Google account’s have avatars available, so I am not sure why silhouettes are generated in lieu of avatars.

It remains to be seen whether this Google trial will be adopted much further than beyond the borders of the search engine marketing community.

The Google social circle search product reminds to some degree of the previous Google product: “subscribed links”.

Although they take different approaches to providing Google search account holders trusted content, I believe both provide the same outcome – results links embedded within search pages from known and thus trusted sources.

Google Coupon Search Subscription Results

December 30, 2008

Today while searching for skiing conditions here in Keystone, Colorado I noticed a subscribed links result for Coupon Search while logged into my iGoogle account.

Google Find Coupons

Google Find Coupons

Several years ago Google launched Google Coop which let Google users subscribe to feeds from publishers who met Google’s publishing guidelines.

As far as I can tell, less than 100 publishers have participated in Google Coop which now appears to be called Subscribed Links.

Google Coop never really caught on but at the time I did subscribe to several feeds from technology information publishers.

I don’t recall subscribing to Google Coupon Search but the subscriptions list within my iGoogle account indicates I have.

Subscribed Links

Subscribed Links

According to Google, subscribers to Coupon Search can:

Search Google for coupons from local businesses. Easily find and print coupons that can help you save money at restaurants, hotels, dry cleaners, and other businesses in your neighborhood.

Google Coupon Search

Google Coupon Search

While within the search results for Keystone skiing conditions, I clicked on the Google Coupon gadget and found several pages of printable coupons available from businesses in and around the Keystone area.

Google Printable Coupons

Google Printable Coupons

Clicking on any one of the printable coupons results produced the printable coupon Google promised.

Printable Coupons

Printable Coupons


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