Google Squared Powers Answer Sources & Something Different Refinements

Did you know that Google Squared turned one today? Google noted this fact today and also noted the various web search features Google Squared powers. Currently, Google Squared powers the “sources” displayed for the “best answers” one box and it also powers the new “something different” refinements on the new Google design.

For example, a search on [iron man 2 release date] returns a one box with an answer. Now, Google shows a “sources” link that can be expanded. This little feature is powered from the year-old Google Square. Here is a picture:

Sources for Google Answers

Also, if you do a search on [zebra] and look at the left hand menu, you will notice a section named “something different.” That also is powered by Google Square. Here is a picture:

"Something Different" Google

I should note that the “according to” results is not new, they have been around since 2004. What is new is how the information is sourced and now displayed.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: OneBox, Plus Box & Direct Answers | Google: Squared | Google: Web Search

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