1/22/14 | 2:04:00 PM
As you choose the right search result for you — be that about the American Civil War or back pain — you want to know where the results come from. To help you learn more about the websites you see in your search results, starting today you may see more information about them directly on the results page when you search on your desktop. Simply click on the name next to the link to check it out:
You’ll see this extra information when a site is widely recognized as notable online, when there is enough information to show or when the content may be handy for you. (If you have feedback, please let us know here.) The information you’ll see is based on the Knowledge Graph, Google’s interconnected understanding of the things that exist in the world. As we expand the Knowledge Graph, we expect to give you more information about more websites - making it easier for you to choose the right result.