Google’s announcement of stitching Google search results with social networks is now a successful feature, launched as an opt-in experiment in Google Labs.
Social Search has literally made online search a lot more easy and personal, which means now when you are searching for a particular piece of information blogged about, by a friend of yours, you get it on the first page.
What really makes Social Search amazing is the fact that it easily finds any piece of web content from your social connections on internet, whether you are looking for a Blog or tweet or friend’s profile update. In simple words, you can call this feature as a search filter that finds you result from your social circle on Blogs, FriendFeed, Twitter or any other social networking sites linked to your Google account.
Google search works just the way it has been doing for years now, which means you can still go on searching for information without using the new ‘Social Search’ feature. Social Search is nothing but an attempt of making search results more relevant and flexible, as not only does it provides all your social circle based web information on one place… but also prioritizes results from your friend circle.
Despite social networking bazaar of Twitter, blogs and Facebook being a huge platform for social media marketing, it is not hard to find those who are skeptical and ignorant of its ability to advertise to a bigger circle of prospective customers.
The good news is that social circle search not only, remarkably, answers all such uncertainties, but also displays a good example of how social search results can change SEO.
Since the Social Search displays results from a particular circle of friends (Google users) linked to social networking sites, if you are a business firm seeking good SEO or online marketing through web of networking sites, having online networking profiles or blogs can do a lot. So now when a follower on your Twitter profiles searches through Google’s’ Social Search, the result will also feature content or pictures or blogs posted by you… because, you are part of the user’s social circle.
Isn’t that speedy marketing and unique form of SEO? Truth is… ‘Social Circle Search’ boosts and defines the social media marketing feature of many networking sites.
How it works? Simple, you add links to your social networking sites on your Google account, stay online and in no time this new feature will present you with relevant resources, collected from your circle of known people on web.
How it helps? Well, imagine you need a good comparison of iPhone and a new Blackberry mobile set. So, instead of tweeting your friends or calling them up to ask if anyone knows which phone is better, you simply search online… and Google’s Social Search will, scan each and every publicly posted content from your friends online to, give a search results from people you know… in short, if your friend has blogged or tweeted about the information you seek, Google will bring it to you (its always better to get information from trusted source than an unknown blogger) along with other results too.
Google’s Social Search is based on the perception that a user would always give importance to search results, from a known and trusted group of people.
It seems Google is trying to transform the verbal social search into techno form of online social search…!
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