Since the emergence of social web, developers have been trying to make the search more social. Really, having people to suggest you results based on your search query is a great idea because the machine can’t understand many objective aspects of the great content like style and usefulness.
By integrating social websites within Google search results, we thus achieve two aims: we combine Google search which we love most of the times with social media users’ recommendations who rate each page. If we also combine data from several social media sources, we are most likely to find the best result quickly and efficiently.
Browser Bookmarks (XMarks)
Xmarks FireFox addon (formerly knows as FoxMarks): I’ve been using it for a while as that’s a cool way to synchronize your bookmarks among a few computers and also access them from anywhere in the world online. It has introduced quite a few cool features recently – and one of them is Google search results page enhancer. It places a little blue icon next to the result which was bookmarked most of the times.
If you click on the icon, you’ll be invited to find more info on the result which includes the page ratings, reviews and similar sites:
StumbleUpon toolbar inserts StumbleUpon users’ ratings within Google SERPs results. Besides, it shows:
- the name of your friend who recently stumbled it (meaning that this information is provided by the most reliable source, i.e. your friends);
- the category it was discovered at.
Delicious and Digg
Any other ways to see people’s recommendations within Google search results? Please share them!
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