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Google Search Adds Support For Hashtags – But Only From Google Plus

Mark O'Neill 27-09-2013

We all know what the “hashtag” #Clueless? Everything You Need To Know About Twitter Hashtags Some people #use #them #for #every #freaking #word; others ignore them altogether. It might leave you wondering: what are hashtags even for? Am I using Twitter wrong if I don't use them? And are people... Read More is – it’s that invention by Twitter where you start with a # and can have really long tags such as #thisisareallyreallyreallylongtag. Some people love using hashtags, while some others absolutely hate them and want them gone.


Well, Google has ensured that the hashtag will be around for much longer, as it announced that Google Search will be indexing hashtag search terms. But there’s only one caveat – it will only pull results from Google Plus, at least for the moment anyway. Take that Twitter!

Of course, with all things Google, this is only available initially to users in the US and Canada, so we thank the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access US-Only Websites Internationally For Free With TunnelBear If you’re living outside of the United States, here’s a familiar scenario for you. You’re reading your favorite tech blog, and suddenly see a post about the latest and greatest in web services. Maybe it’s... Read More to check this out. If you enter a search term, let’s say the recent Emmys – #emmys – you will get a new sidebar, showing the discussions on Google Plus (if any) for that particular topic.

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This is a neat way for Google to further integrate their social network into their search results. If users had to choose between Facebook and Google Plus, most would probably choose Facebook. By having Google Plus results right there on the Google search page, this is another attempt to entice people away from Zuck’s place and into Google’s place instead.

To get more information about the new feature, and to immediately give your opinion about it on Google Plus, see the announcement post by Google. But of course, don’t forget to give your opinion in our comments section too.


Source: Engadget

Related topics: Google Plus, Google Search, Hashtag.

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  1. CloudReady
    September 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    hashtags = spam

    • Mark O
      October 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Some of them are a bit on the spammy side, but used properly, they are a useful way of searching for specific trends on Twitter, and now Facebook.

  2. Larry Rieder
    September 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I closed my Google account after seeing how much this Google+ nonsense is taking over Google products. What if I don't want to use a social network?

    • Mark O
      September 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

      The feature will still work. At least I see no reason why it wouldn't.