Google has expanded its Social Search networking platform to display results from social networking activity within normal Google search results.
The Social Search results will include information on which contact shared or recommended the link, and Google will prioritise pages that have been shared or recommended by contacts within results.
The links will also include information on which contact shared the page.
Google introduced Social Search as a beta in January 2010, allowing users to view web pages, photos and videos that have been recommended by social networking contacts.
Google is hoping to expand the reach of Social Search and allow users to receive more personalised search results.
"As always, we want to help you find the most relevant answers among the billions of interconnected pages on the web. But relevance isn't just about pages, it's also about relationships," the company said in a blog post.
Google will post an update to the Settings page to allow users to connect accounts with Social Search. The service will also suggest possible user accounts to link with the service.
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