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Google will now show more details about websites in search results

Google is adding a pop-up card with details about websites appearing in search results.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 14:48 IST
Google Search new feature
Google Search new feature
Google Search new feature
Google Search new feature

Google is making it easier for users to know more about websites that appear in search results. Google is adding a new menu icon that users can select to know more about the websites.

The new menu icon will be a three dotted icon visible just next to the article's headline. Users can tap on the icon and a pull-up card with more information about the website will appear. The “About this result” card will give a short description about the website and also if it's using a secure HTTPS connection. Google also adds a disclaimer below mentioning that the article is a search result and not an ad.

Google Search ‘About this result’
Google Search ‘About this result’ (Google)
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Google Search ‘About this result’ (Google)

Google is pulling information from Wikipedia for its About this result tab. For websites that don't have a Wikipedia description, Google will still show information such as when it first indexed the site. “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,” Google explained in a blog post.

This will appear for different Google features like job listings or local business listings. It describes them as “these are job listings from across the web.” At the bottom of the tab, Google has added a button for privacy settings, and one for how Search works.

The new Google Search feature is rolling out first in the US, and in English. It will be accessible on desktop, mobile and the Google app on Android. Google hasn't specified when it plans to roll this out to more countries.

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First Published Date: 02 Feb, 11:39 IST
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