I hope it's not domain based!

If they decide who appears here based on domain then I will be dissapointed. If it's based on brands then I probably won't show but if Google have a good algorithm for deciding what an 'in-depth article' is then this might be one of the best things to happen for me in the SERPS since author markup started showing.

 

It's definetly interesting to note that there is no rel="publisher" markup on the pages shown. Could be a cascading issue, similar to the rel="author" issues we spoke about before. It could be something much deeper, for intance are they could simply be connecting a domain based on domain verification for the G+ page. I don't really know, definetly something that needs to be invested, Ann!

G+ = No Social Network

I've always thought of Google+ as an extension of the overall Google dataset. Sort of like 'we've got this ability to connect you to other people & places and publish what you do in a stream but fact of the matter is we already know you are doing these things and we just want to tie it all in one place'. It really isn't, and probably never will be, a proper social network.

I use tons of Google services and they are all connected to the one account so Google must have a pretty big dataset on me but I'm not too fussed, so long as they use it to impove what they show me and products I use. I'm one of the people happy to live oblivious within the Google Matrix XD

G+ = No Social Network

I've always thought of Google+ as an extension of the overall Google dataset. Sort of like 'we've got this ability to connect you to other people & places and publish what you do in a stream but fact of the matter is we already know you are doing these things and we just want to tie it all in one place'. It really isn't, and probably never will be, a proper social network.

I use tons of Google services and they are all connected to the one account so Google must have a pretty big dataset on me but I'm not too fussed, so long as they use it to impove what they show me and products I use. I'm one of the people happy to live oblivious within the Google Matrix XD

G+ = No Social Network

I've always thought of Google+ as an extension of the overall Google dataset. Sort of like 'we've got this ability to connect you to other people & places and publish what you do in a stream but fact of the matter is we already know you are doing these things and we just want to tie it all in one place'. It really isn't, and probably never will be, a proper social network.

I use tons of Google services and they are all connected to the one account so Google must have a pretty big dataset on me but I'm not too fussed, so long as they use it to impove what they show me and products I use. I'm one of the people happy to live oblivious within the Google Matrix XD

"Search" not "Analytics"

This feature was pulled from search tools and not from the GA platform.