Google creates icon that provides more info about search results

Google

Google Search is now rolling out a special icon that provides more information about the source of a result, if your connection to it will be secure, and more. This is a beta feature for now, offered in English in the US.

Starting on February 1st 2021, next to most results on Google, you’ll begin to see a menu icon that you can tap to learn more about the result or feature and where the information is coming from. With this additional context, you can make a more informed decision about the sites you may want to visit and what results will be most useful for you.

When available, you’ll see a description of the website from Wikipedia, which provides free, reliable information about tens of millions of sites on the web. Based on Wikipedia’s open editing model, which relies on thousands of global volunteers to add content, these descriptions will provide the most up-to-date verified and sourced information available on Wikipedia about the site. If it’s a site you haven’t heard of before, that additional information can give you context or peace of mind, especially if you’re looking for something important, like health or financial information.

If a website doesn’t have a Wikipedia description, Google will show you additional context that may be available, such as when Google first indexed the site.

You’ll also be able to quickly see if your connection to the site is secure based on its use of the HTTPS protocol, which encrypts all data between the website and the browser you’re using, to help you stay safe as you browse the web.

Google began rolling out this feature in English in the U.S. on desktop, mobile web and the Google App on Android.

Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

3 comments

  1. Hello Konstantinos,

    Very good sleuthing here my friend . Thank you for this thought provoking idea= ” Google Search is now rolling out a special icon that provides more information about the source of a result, if your connection to it will be secure, and more. ”
    This could very well kill ppc forever or not ? Whose got the answers ? JAS

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (CONTACT GROUP)

  2. Hello Konstantinos,
    We wonder how long this new Google Icon will be an OPTION. Google is slowly adding Trojan Horses ?
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (CONTACT GROUP)

  3. Hello Konstantinos,

    gTLD’s are high liability financial instruments that contain crushing Market Internals for start-ups. It is our opinion gTLD’s real PURPOSE is based on a Google Centric LIE. Its time you get educated !
    gTLD’s are a fine example of what We call (GHOST Assets) JAS 2/12/2021

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (CONTACT GROUP) We don’t Follow, We Create

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.