What Is Google Social Search

Google Social Search is a special service that Google offers that allows you to easily find content created by your friends, family or others in your “social circle.”

These past articles from Search Engine Land:

Provide a comprehensive look at Google Social Search works, including:

  • where Google Social Search results appear
  • how to associate content you’ve created or shared with yourself
  • who Google counts as part of  your social circle

To use Google Social Search, simply do a search while logged in. Listings from your social circle will appear at the bottom of the search results page, when Google deems them relevant.

You can also “force” the results to appear by doing a search, then selecting the “More Search Tools” drop-down button (see Meet The New Google Look & Its Colorful, Useful “Search Options” Column about this) and choosing “Social” from the “All results” section.

For more news articles from Search Engine Land about Google Social Search, also see our Google: Social Search library archives.