Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 1, 2009

Google:Surfacing forum posts in search results

via The Official Google Blog by A Googler on 9/30/09

Today, we introduced a new search feature that makes it easier for you to find forum posts or discussions related to what you’re searching for. This new addition to Google search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic. When several different discussions on a site are relevant to your query, we indent them under the primary result and include the date of each post.

So for instance, if you search for [getting from rome to florence] you will see, below the third result, a list of relevant discussions on various ways to get between these cities.

It’s always nice to know what others are saying about the best ways to get around (by boat or train) and how recent those comments are — especially if it’s your first time traveling to Italy.

We hope this feature gives you a deeper view into the relevant content available on sites throughout the web — even when that content spans multiple pages or discussions.
At the same time, the main search results are diverse as always — so if you can’t pinpoint a useful comment there’s a list of relevant sites there to help.

Posted by Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management



  1. Hello, it really interesting, thanks

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