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Google SERP Displaying Google Bookmarks & Allowing Easy Add/Remove Options

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
10 years ago2,660 views

I'm seeing Google Bookmarks on my search engine results page today. There is a star icon next to each search result and if I click the star, it immediately adds that link to my Google Bookmarks at google.com/bookmarks


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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Are you sure it's not an extension causing that?

If it's a feature from Google it's a weird move, as Chrome syncs bookmarks to Google Docs rather than Bookmarks.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yeah, I thought about that too... but these are the only extensions I have installed:

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) – Version: 1.5.4

Pendule – Version: 0.0.9

Resolution Test – Version: 1.80

I don't have any Google Experimental Labs on either...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

that is not so new and no addon

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]hebbet
Do you know where this was announced or mentioned before?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Looks like Jacob saw this new interface today too... but his is a little different then mine. His has the search options open with the icons next to each option.

Even if I open the search options, the icons are not shown for me.

It appears Google is testing several different interfaces again like they did last time with the "minimal home page".

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Oops, here's the link to Jacob's post: blogoscoped.com/forum/168423.h ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

<<We've long believed that personalization makes search more relevant and fun. For nearly five years, we've been tailoring results with personalized search. Today we're announcing a new feature in search that makes it easier for you to mark and rediscover your favorite web content — stars.>>

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Also

webpronews.com/topnews/2010/03 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Cool, so this IS new – and no it's not an addon...

So "Stars in search" is replacing SearchWiki. I never really used SearchWiki anyway, but I think Stars in search could be useful.

<< Stars in search replace SearchWiki. In our testing, we learned that people really liked the idea of marking a website for future reference, but they didn't like changing the order of Google's organic search results. With stars, we've created a lightweight and flexible way for people to mark and rediscover web content. For people who like annotations, we have Sidewiki, a more powerful way for people to contribute and discover helpful information next to pages across the Internet. All your existing SearchWiki edits will be preserved with your Google Account...

Stars in search are rolling out in the next couple days and will be available globally for all signed-in users. >>

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

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