Google new features shows more context about websites in Search results

Google has introduced a new feature to shows more information about websites in Search results. Google has started adding extra information about the websites that surface when you search a specific topic.

According to blog post from Google, “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”.

Google is surfacing more information about websites in search results, helping searchers learn about sources without conducting multiple queries.

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The latest updates adds a new three-dot icon to the top right corner. Tapping on the icon will pull up a card from the bottom of the screen with additional pieces of information about the search result.

“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. The information includes the most up-to-date verified and sourced description of the website from Wikipedia.

Google has said that if a website doesn’t have a Wikipedia description, google will show you additional context that may be available, such as 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.

About this Result:-

The ‘About this result’ feature will begin appearing for users starting today in the US on mobile, desktop, as well as the Google app on Android.

When it comes to job listings or local business listings, there will be a description of how Google sourced that information from sites on the web or from the businesses

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