Google incorporates hashtags into search results
Google has implemented a new searchable #hashtag feature to its engine which fetches and displays Google+ posts on search result pages.
This means anyone searching for a specific hashtag will be presented with a list of relevant Google+ posts to the right of regular search results – so long as they are publicly shared posts or have been specifically shared with the searcher.
Taking the form of a single boxed entry it will incorporate an up/down arrow to cycle through a series of posts, each of which is clickable and links directly to Google+ where a full set of relevant posts are displayed.
Links to hashtags from rival social media sites; principally Facebook and Twitter, appear in a separate area at the bottom of the search results page.
The step comes as the tech giant seeks to synchronise all its assets with the social media platform, which introduced hashtags back in May.