Google adds hashtags to search results

Hello everyone! I’ve spoken to quite a few of you about a new way to search for things on Google & it’s catching on! Back in April I posted a quick tip of the day. Here’s a great article explaining more!

Google+ continues to grow its influence as a major social network for with the addition of hashtags to search results. Now, when you search for a hashtag on Google, results from Google+ will appear next to popular hashtags.

Google Senior Software Engineer Zaheed Sabur posted on Google+ about the new updates last week, explaining:

  • When you search on Google for a hashtag, say [#AmericasCup] or [#WaterfallWednesday], a set of relevant Google+ posts may appear to the right of regular results.
  • You’ll only be able to see posts that have been shared publicly or shared with you.
  • If you click on any of these posts you’ll go to Google+, where you’ll see the full set of relevant posts.
  • You’ll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites. Today’s update will be available (initially) to English language users in the US and Canada on google.com and google.ca.

As you can see below, a search of #throughglass on Google pulls up a number of different options, including the new hashtag results on the right hand sidebar. You have the option to scroll up and down through the different pieces of content.

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