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Our first big news is about Google. As you know, Google Search is one of the very first ways millions of people search for information, especially if they search for information about your ministry, your line of work, or your nonprofit, or whatever else you do, it’s important for you to pay attention to the changes that Google makes in these Search results.

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Our first big news is about Google. As you know, Google Search is one of the very first ways millions of people search for information, especially if they search for information about your ministry, your line of work, or your nonprofit, or whatever else you do, it’s important for you to pay attention to the changes that Google makes in these Search results. Last week, Google announced that they are adding extra contextual information to search results. When Google lists a list of results, now they are adding 3 dots at the top, like a menu, where you can click and it will show you extra information about that particular search result. For example, they are adding information from Wikipedia.

If Wikipedia information is not available, they will give information out like ‘when was the site indexed’, ‘is it safe’ to look at the site, or if you’re searching for health information, it will show you which is an ‘authoritative’ information, etc. Partly it’s a way for Google to fight misinformation, but also to add extra context to each search result. So definitely recommend that you Google your own ministry’s, or your non-profit’s name and see what kind of changes this is bringing about, or what kind of additional information Google is providing for your organization.

Note: This news item is part of the weekly news show, The Connected Church News, that collects the Top 5 Digital and Social Media News each week for leaders of churches, ministries or christian nonprofit, and presents it to them in 5 mins.

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