Recent update I’ve noticed in the UK today for the first time, when you type a name into Google while logged in you get similar results as you would get for brands in Google+
You can see Google is pulling a lot more information from Google+ personal profiles including the avatar, number of followers, bio, personal information such as email and address and the most recent Google+ post. At the moment this information only appears when logged into Google (I was a bit shocked when I saw my address and email address but only I can see that).
Perhaps linked to what possibly could be the recent rollout of Google plus your world in the UK – maybe an American reader could confirm this?
** Update – This has been in the US for a while now but only if you’re logged in to your Google+ account and for people whom you have circled. Thanks to Mark Traphagen for confirming.
This morning after being inspired this weeks MOZ video on Google+ and how it impacts personalised search results I decided to do some testing on Google for myself. Literally the first keyword I searched for showed a new result that I’ve not seen before – individual Google+ posts are now appearing as organic search results!
*NOTE – I’ve since been told this is not new but is something that has appeared in the US for a while now. Have to be honest and say I missed this first time around
The post that shows up for a search for “Handbags” (I work in fashion) is a post that was made nearly 1 year ago, and only had 2 +1’s. I was logged in to Google obviously so I was expecting to see persoanlised results but never have I seen the integration at this level.
The post itself had the word Handbags mentioned once and a few variations of bags plus also linked to our main product page for that item.
I couldn’t find any other results that triggered this but if anyone else does please let me know!