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Google Lets You Say Thank You To Those Who Shared

7 March 2012 BY

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Here’s another interesting small change I just spotted in the search results. We are now all familiar with the “your friends X,Y,Z and x-number of people +1’d this” texts below the search results. It shows us who of our friends, or to be more specific who from our social circles, have shared, or +1ed a specific search result. It is part of personalized search and it will trigger most of the searchers to click on a result quicker than they would if there was just a title, link and description.

Now Google seems to have taken another step to make things more personal and to ‘push’ Google+ at the same time. Next to a “your friends X,Y,Z and x-number of people +1’d this” text it now says “Thank them”. And you can “thank them” on Google+ off course.

Here is how it looks:

When you click on the “Thank them” link an overlay opens over your search results giving you the opportunity to thank people on Google+:

A smart and somewhat nice feature from Google. And it apparently caught some people by surprise:

What do you think?

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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of Stateofdigital.com. -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.

21 Responses to “Google Lets You Say Thank You To Those Who Shared”

  1. Barry Adams says:

    The cynical bastard in me just rolls his eyes at the sheer inanity of this. But hey it’s probably an awesome feature for teens. You know, that online demographic that is totally absent from Google+.

  2. Sabine says:

    Now Barry, don’t count out the numerous marketeers who on twitter have a timeline that consist for 90% out of “thanks for the retweet!” posts. They are going to cream about this feature.

    Now the person who’s going to thank me for plus ones just disqualified for getting any anymore, ever.

    • Barry Adams says:

      Ah yes how could I have forgotten that target demographic: ego-masturbatory social media experts. I almost forgot that particular degenerate species of internet creature still exists, as I have religiously filtered them from my following/friends/connections lists and thus almost never see their particular brand of self-promotional vomit any more.

  3. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  4. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  5. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  6. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  7. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  8. [...] does appear, Google+ users can send a thank you note to the Circle member that shared the link. State of Search was one of the firsts to spy the new feature, as seen [...]

  9. [...] link added on organic search listing next to the Google+ users who +1′ed a result," informs State of Search and charliesaidthat [...]

  10. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  11. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  12. A coworker clicked this in a search result today. I hadn’t +1ed it, but it gave him an option to thank me anyway. I received an update and though I knew he had done it, that could be confusing for someone. Thanks for sharing this new feature.

  13. [...] State of Search 和 charliesaidthat发现他们的Google搜索结果页面里出现了新东西,当你圈养的好友对某个搜索结果进行Google +1之后,在好友头像旁边会显示一个链接,让你去谢谢他一下。当点击那个感谢按钮的时候,直接弹出浮动层,附上这个链接,同时默认写上这么一段话: [...]

  14. [...] spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

  15. [...] arrivent par petites touches, et pas toujours de façon officielle. Ainsi le site spécialisé State of Search vient-il de révéler une nouvelle fonctionnalité apparue discrètement et pour le moment sans [...]

  16. [...] we spotted that Google is now offering you the possibility to thank your Google+ friends who +1-ed an item so it would show up in your [...]

  17. [...] this link” tags in our Google search results in the near future.  A recent discovery by Stateofsearch shows that Google is not only highlighting the stuff your friends share, but are now giving you a [...]

  18. [...] this link” tags in our Google search results in the near future.  A recent discovery by Stateofsearch shows that Google is not only highlighting the stuff your friends share, but are now giving you a [...]

  19. [...] been spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social information. Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who [...]

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