Google tweaks search engine to help users ‘find the right result’
Google, with its new update, will help its search engine users find more information about the source of a link in the search results before actually clicking on the link.
The search giant introduced this slight tweak to its search function on Tuesday enabling users to get more information about certain websites on the search results page itself.
This new feature will help users decide if a website contains information or hold credibility that they are looking for or not.
In order to get some information about a website, searchers just need to click on the small gray name underneath the link. Currently, this feature is only available while searching Google on the desktop.
Bart Niechwiej, Google software engineer, in a blog post stated: “As you choose the right search result for you — be that about the American Civil War or back pain — you want to know where the results come from”.
“To help you learn more about the websites you see in your search results, starting today you may see more information about them directly on the results page when you search on your desktop,” Niechwiej added.
Though extra information will not be available for every site, Google has announced that users will only see descriptions when a site is “widely recognized as notable online, when there is enough information to show, or when the content may be handy for you.”
The information comes from Knowledge Graph claimed as Google’s “interconnected understanding of the things that exist in the world.”
The company also said that as Knowledge Graph expands in future, this feature will also expand to offer even more information about websites.