Google searchers who use Google+ will start seeing content from the social network in their search results, Google announced yesterday. Users will now be able to see information shared with them on Google+ in their search results along with Google+ profiles and pages related to their areas of interest. Picasa photos will also be integrated into results.
"We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships" says Google Fellow Amit Singhal in a blog post. The new move is described by the company as "Search, plus Your World."
Google tells you at the top of the page how many personal results have been generated for your query and you can choose to view these separately, to see them integrated into the general results, or to not see them at all. Personal results are distinguished by a specific icon and are marked as Public, Limited or Only you.
It will be possible to add users to your circles directly from the search results page, the blog post specified.