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How is Google+ changing search results?

Posted in SEO, Posted in News by Jon Payne on 09-Aug-2011 12:01:37

I'm not sure how this will play in the long run, or how it affects the site for more generic search terms, but here's some interesting screen grabs for the query: noisy little monkey

I've searched when I'm signed in and when I'm signed out. I think in addition to Google+, my shares on Twitter are also a factor, but time is tight, so some quick and dirty results are called for. Click the images / screen grabs to make them go full size

Signed out, search history disabledsearch results, signed out of google

So, nothing odd there... The NLM site has site links to important pages and you can see some of the other websites where we have a presence.

Signed in to Google, with a non Google+ account

signed in not plus

Pretty much the same...

Signed in to Google+ as Jon Payne

jp sign in

Nice, it shows me who, in my Google+ circles has +1'd the pages.

And now finally....

Signed in to Google+ as Noisy Little Monkey

Yeah, I know, this account will be deleted soon. But isn't it interesting how the results look different?

nlm result

When Google+ becomes the second biggest social network, will we be seeing more results pages like this? Not based upon what we as the Google user have +1'd but on what people in our circles have +1'd.

Interesting huh? More data needed, but right now I have to go into a meeting - If you run a business or work in marketing, let me know what you think and if it's affecting your organisation.

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Jon Payne

Jon Payne

Founder and Technical Director of Noisy Little Monkey, Jon blogs about SEO and digital marketing strategy.