Google Search, plus Your World

Many observers of the SEO industry had expected the further penetration of the Google+ network to happen at some point in 2012. However, for it to happen in the second week of the year came as a bit of a surprise. This is what transpired with the launch of ‘Google Search, plus Your World’ on January 10th.

Many observers of the SEO industry had expected the further penetration of the Google+ network to happen at some point in 2012. However, for it to happen in the second week of the year came as a bit of a surprise. This is what transpired with the launch of 'Google Search, plus Your World' on January 10th. Search, plus Your World introduces enhancements to your personalised search results (if you're signed into Google). Now, if you're signed in you'll see listings from a number of sources within your private network of connections including:

  • Listings from the web
  • Listings from the web, influenced by of your personal behaviour
  • Listings from the web, influenced by your social connections
  • Public Google+ posts, photos or Google Picasa photos (all of which are also listings from the web)
  • Private or "Limited" Google+ posts, photos or Google Picasa photos shared with you

These personalised results are indicated with a blue figure to the left of the search listing: