Google just recently launched yet another link or connection with Google+ called “Search, plus your World.” From Google’s launch page on this newest feature they say:
“Search has always brought you information from across the web. Now, search gets better by including photos, posts, and more from you and your friends. When signed in with Google+, you’ll find personal results and profiles of people you know or follow. You can even expand your world by discovering people related to your search.”
So basically, Google is trying to increase the personal side of your searching experience by adding personal results, straight from your Google+ network onto your search results pages, as well as profiles in search, which pulls up Google+ profiles right from the search box, and People and Pages, which takes up some pretty valuable space suggesting Google+ accounts you might want to circle based on your search.
It is important to realize that Google’s implementation of “Search Plus Your World” is a BIG sign from Google warning us to get on board, or suffer the consequences in oblivion. Some interesting observations concerning Google+ and other avenues:
- Creating a new account for YouTube, Gmail, or any other Google product now requires creating a Google Plus account.
- Google+ “People and Pages” recommendations cannot be disabled and show up within searches even when completely logged out of Google.
- Search Plus your World is the default for logged-in-users.
So, bottom line, is that Google+ is not going away, and that they really want you on Google+, so much so that it’s returning search results that sometimes aren’t even all that relevant just to show off its shiny social network. They are telling us in no uncertain terms that it’s time to put Google+ in the same realm as our heaviest-hitting social networks.