Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/Searchen-usWed, 28 Sep 2022 18:00:00 +0000https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Search_logo.max-100x100.pngSearchhttps://blog.google/products/search/Search On 2022https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/SearcharticleSearch On 2022<p data-block-key="9387d">Learn more about everything we announced at this year’s Search On.</p>Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022/Bringing more voices to Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="auqkl">One of the ways Google Search helps you make sense of the world is by connecting you with the widest range of perspectives, from everyday people to authoritative reporting. Today we’re announcing two new features that will help bring you even more viewpoints, so you can have additional context and choices when you search.</p><h3 data-block-key="52hpi">Find out what people are saying in online discussions and forums</h3><p data-block-key="abeek">Forums can be a useful place to find first-hand advice, and to learn from people who have experience with something you’re interested in. We’ve heard from you that you want to see more of this content in Search, so we’ve been exploring new ways to make it easier to find. Starting today, a new feature will appear when you search for something that might benefit from the diverse personal experiences found in online discussions.</p><p data-block-key="1sra3">The new feature, labeled “Discussions and forums,” will include helpful content from a variety of popular forums and online discussions across the web. For example, if you search for the best cars for a growing family, in addition to other web results, you’ll now see links to forum posts that include relevant advice from people, like their experience with minivans for transporting multiple children.</p><p data-block-key="c3oeu">Today it will be rolling out for English users on mobile in the U.S. As with all Search features, we’ll continue to learn about whether people are finding this new feature valuable over time, and may update it in the future as we learn what’s most useful for people.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Two mobile screenshots of search results showing the new Discussions and forums feature with example results for “best cars for growing families.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Discussions_and_Forums_dgr2QHj.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="gmhg0">An example of the Discussion and forums feature</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="auqkl">Breaking down language barriers in news</h3><p data-block-key="2j4bf">We’re also announcing a new way we’re helping to avoid language barriers when it comes to getting local perspectives on international news stories. Today when you search, you see results in your preferred language. In early 2023, we’ll launch a new feature that will give people a simple way to find translated news coverage using machine translation.</p><p data-block-key="1g1i">Say you wanted to learn about how people in Mexico were impacted by the more than 7 magnitude earthquake earlier this month. With this feature, you’ll be able to search and see translated headlines for news results from publishers in Mexico, in addition to ones written in your preferred language. You’ll be able to read authoritative reporting from journalists in the country, giving you a unique perspective of what’s happening there.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="This GIF shows an example of different news headlines you could get from publishers in Mexico using a new feature." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/scrolling_6.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="gmhg0">An example of how the news translation feature could work for showing translated headlines from publishers in Mexico.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="auqkl">This feature connects readers looking for international news to relevant local reporting in other languages, giving them access to more complete on-the-ground coverage and making new global perspectives available.</p><p data-block-key="eeb1t"><a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/11315137?hl=en">Building off our earlier translation work</a>, we’ll be launching this feature to translate news results in French, German and Spanish into English on mobile and desktop.</p><p data-block-key="euuqa">Our goal is to help you find the most relevant information from across the web. These two new features will bring more perspectives to your search, helping you make informed choices and learn more about what’s going on around the world.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:50:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/NewsSearcharticleBringing more voices to SearchGoogle is helping you make sense of the world by making it easier to find diverse perspectives when you search.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_News_Small_1.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/google-search-discussions-forums-news/Lauren Clark Product Manager, Google SearchItamar SnirProduct ManagerGoogle NewsSearch outside the box: How we're making Search more natural and intuitivehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5woop">For over two decades, we've dedicated ourselves to our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We started with text search, but over time, we've continued to create more natural and intuitive ways to find information — you can now search what you see with your camera, or ask a question aloud with your voice.</p><p data-block-key="5phbc">At Search On today, we showed how advancements in artificial intelligence are enabling us to transform our information products yet again. We're going far beyond the search box to create search experiences that work more like our minds, and that are as multidimensional as we are as people.</p><p data-block-key="7m2hs">We envision a world in which you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for by combining images, sounds, text and speech, just like people do naturally. You’ll be able to ask questions, with fewer words — or even none at all — and we’ll still understand exactly what you mean. And you’ll be able to explore information organized in a way that makes sense to you.</p><p data-block-key="b4chd">We call this making search more natural and intuitive, and we’re on a long-term path to bring this vision to life for people everywhere. To give you an idea of how we’re evolving the future of our information products, here are three highlights from what we showed today at Search On.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5woop">Making visual search work more naturally</h3><p data-block-key="2p7k7">Cameras have been around for hundreds of years, and they’re usually thought of as a way to preserve memories, or these days, create content. But a camera is also a powerful way to access information and understand the world around you — so much so that your camera is your next keyboard. That’s why in 2017 we introduced Lens, so you can search what you see using your camera or an image. Now, the age of visual search is here — in fact, people use Lens to answer 8 billion questions every month.</p><p data-block-key="fj0kg">We’re making visual search even more natural with <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, a completely new way to search using images and text simultaneously, similar to how you might point at something and ask a friend a question about it. We introduced multisearch earlier this year as a beta in the U.S., and at Search On, we announced we’re expanding it to more than 70 languages in the coming months. We’re taking this capability even further with “<a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/">multisearch near me</a>,” enabling you to take a picture of an unfamiliar item, such as a dish or plant, then find it at a local place nearby, like a restaurant or gardening shop. We will start rolling “multisearch near me” out in English in the U.S. this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Gif shows how you can use the Google app to search using images and text simultaneously by taking a picture and then adding text to your query." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Multisearch_P5kpMWE.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ho8cc">Multisearch enables a completely new way to search using images and text simultaneously.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5woop">Translating the world around you</h3><p data-block-key="dcvvg">One of the most powerful aspects of visual understanding is its ability to break down language barriers. With advancements in AI, we’ve gone beyond translating text to translating pictures. People already use Google to translate text in images over 1 billion times a month, across more than 100 languages — so they can instantly read storefronts, menus, signs and more.</p><p data-block-key="96cqj">But often, it’s the combination of words plus context, like background images, that bring meaning. We’re now able to blend translated text into the background image thanks to a machine learning technology called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). So if you point your camera at a magazine in another language, for example, you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Gif shows how with the new Lens translation update, you can use your camera to translate text in another language realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Lens_AR_Translate_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="0lw7h">With the new Lens translation update, you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="cakc4">Exploring the world with immersive view</h3><p data-block-key="3mbr2">Our quest to create more natural and intuitive experiences also extends to helping you explore the real world. Thanks to advancements in computer vision and predictive models, we're completely reimagining what a map can be. This means you’ll see our 2D map evolve into a multi-dimensional view of the real world, one that allows you to experience a place as if you are there.</p><p data-block-key="aov61">Just as live traffic in navigation made Google Maps dramatically more helpful, we’re making another significant advancement in mapping by bringing helpful insights — like weather and how busy a place is — to life with immersive view in <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022">Google Maps</a>. With this new experience, you can get a feel for a place before you even step foot inside, so you can confidently decide when and where to go.</p><p data-block-key="52unf">Say you’re interested in meeting a friend at a restaurant. You can zoom into the neighborhood and restaurant to get a feel for what it might be like at the date and time you plan to meet up, visualizing things like the weather and learning how busy it might be. By fusing our advanced imagery of the world with our predictive models, we can give you a feel for what a place will be like tomorrow, next week, or even next month. We’re expanding the first iteration of this with aerial views of 250 landmarks today, and immersive view will come to five major cities in the coming months, with more on the way.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--2 h-c-grid__col--4 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-5 h-c-grid__col--offset-4"><img alt="Gif shows how immersive view allows you to determine what a place will be like when you visit, including how busy it will be and what it will look like inside." class="article-image--small" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Immersive-View---indoor-and-weather_update.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="d1hkj">Immersive view in Google Maps helps you get a feel for a place before you even visit.</p><p data-block-key="d81l6"></p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="cakc4">These announcements, along with many others introduced at <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022">Search On</a>, are just the start of how we’re transforming our products to help you go beyond the traditional search box. We’re steadfast in our pursuit to create technology that adapts to you and your life — to help you make sense of information in ways that are most natural to you.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:50:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/SearchMapsarticleSearch outside the box: How we're making Search more natural and intuitiveAt Search On, we showed how we’re transforming our products to reflect how people naturally seek and make sense of information.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_VisionPost-02.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-search-technology/Prabhakar RaghavanSenior Vice PresidentNew ways to make more sustainable choiceshttps://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">Search interest in terms like <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F01pmdg">electric vehicles</a>, <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F06xbd">solar energy</a> and <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F02mpwc">thrift stores</a> reached new highs globally over the past year — suggesting that people are looking for ways to practice sustainability in their daily lives. That’s a trend we love to see.</p><p data-block-key="6l2pe">Averting climate change requires all of us to act. At Google, we aim to make our operations more sustainable (like our goal to achieve <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/sustainability/earth-day-2022/">net-zero emissions</a> across all of our operations and value chain by 2030), and also make it easier for people and businesses to make more sustainable choices. At our Search On event, we’re sharing new ways Google can help you be more sustainable.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Find more efficient cars and eco-friendly routes</h3><p data-block-key="3qd7n">If you’re in the market for a new car, you’re probably looking to lower your fuel costs and emissions. Over the next few days, we’ll start to show the annual fuel cost for cars in search results. We’ll also show emissions estimates, so you know how a particular model you have your eye on compares to similar ones.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animation showing the annual fuel cost of a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compared to typical cars." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_FuelCost_v002.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle — which more than a quarter of new car buyers are — we’ll soon show estimated costs, range and charging speeds for electric vehicle models. Plus, you’ll be able to easily find public charging stations near you that are compatible with each electric vehicle. For U.S. shoppers, we’ll also show available federal tax incentives, which make the switch to electric cars even more appealing.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animation showing the charging speeds of a Ford F-150 Lightning." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_EV_v003.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">To help save money on gas, drivers have also been using our <a href="https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/eco-friendly-routing-in-europe/">eco-friendly routing feature</a>, which helps people find the most fuel-efficient routes using insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and data from the European Environment Agency. We’re now making it easy for companies — like delivery or ridesharing services — to become more sustainable by using the same eco-friendly routing capability in their apps. Check out our <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/4-new-updates-maps-searchon-2022">blog post</a> about Maps updates to learn more about this feature.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Shop pre-owned items</h3><p data-block-key="bgcl2">Whether it’s sprucing up your wardrobe with new items or digging up hidden gems from a few seasons ago, clothing choices have an impact on emissions and waste. After all, clothing is responsible for <a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200310-sustainable-fashion-how-to-buy-clothes-good-for-the-climate">10% of global carbon emissions.</a> Buying pre-loved items is a small action you can take to live more sustainably. Later this year on Search, we’ll highlight which products are pre-owned, making it easier than ever for you to make sustainable choices when shopping and maybe even save some money!</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A jacket with a pre-owned label and green leaf icon." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Sustainability_PreOwnedUI_StillFrame_v02.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="epv1o">Brussel up a healthier dinner</h3><p data-block-key="245lh">Some food ingredients are more sustainable than others. But it's not always easy to find out how the environmental impact of chicken compares to fish or how eggs compare to tofu.</p><p data-block-key="6sbqe">Soon, when you search for certain recipes like “bean recipes” or “broccoli chicken,” you can see how one choice compares with others thanks to ingredient-level emissions information from the United Nations. This feature will soon be available worldwide to English language users.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A search for panang curry with tofu, showing how tofu compares to other proteins in terms of emissions." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Sustainability_RecipesShopping_v001.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="epv1o">Whether you’re buying pre-owned products and planning your next meal or road trip, these small changes can add up to a big impact. The future of our planet — and everyone on it — deserves nothing less.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:45:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/SearchSustainabilityMapsarticleNew ways to make more sustainable choicesWe’re dedicated to helping one billion people make more sustainable choices in their daily lives. Here’s how we’re helping people do that.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/0927_SO22_PRSustainability_Final-03.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/new-ways-to-make-more-sustainable-choices/Hema BudarajuDirector, Google SearchHelping you find and control personalized results in Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Have you ever watched a great cooking show? The fun is not just in seeing the finished dish, but also in understanding the inspiration, ingredients, execution and presentation — all the factors that went into making the meal.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">That’s how we feel about Search: There’s value not just in seeing your search results, but also in understanding the factors that went into our systems to determine that those results would be useful for you. That’s why we <a href="https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/">share information</a> about how Google Search works, and build tools like <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/about-search-results/#:~:text=Starting%20today%2C%20next%20to%20most,the%20information%20is%20coming%20from.">About this result</a>. Today, we’re expanding About this result to help you understand and control how Search connects you to helpful results that are tailored for you.</p><p data-block-key="d1s72"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="4w3mj">Search results for you</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">About this result <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/learn-more-and-get-more-from-search/">already tells you</a> about some of the most important factors that Google Search uses to connect results to your queries. These are factors like looking at whether a webpage has keywords that match your search, or if it contains related terms, or if it’s in the language that you’re searching in.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Often the words in your query give our systems all the context they need to return relevant results. But there are some situations where showing the most relevant, helpful information means tailoring results to your tastes or preferences. In these cases, personalized results can make it easier to find content you might like.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">For example, at Search On today, we announced how you’ll soon be able to enjoy a more <a href="https://blog.google/products/shopping/search-on-2022-shopping">personalized shopping experience</a> when you shop with Google — helping you quickly see results from the brands and departments you like.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Another example of how personalized results can be helpful is if you search for something like “what to watch.” You might prefer a suspenseful thriller, whereas someone else might want a rom-com. That’s why Search <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/google-search-what-to-watch/">offers movie and TV recommendations</a> (if you have personal results turned on). Once you select the streaming services that you use, you’ll get personalized recommendations for what’s available and quickly see where to watch your picks.</p><p data-block-key="aevg0"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="4w3mj">Find cooking inspiration</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">Starting today, in English for mobile users globally, you’ll also be able to find more inspiration for your next meal. You can search for “dinner ideas” to see personalized recommendations for recipes you might like to try. If you have a specific hankering, you can search by cuisine or dietary preferences — for example, “Thai recipes.”</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="a phone showing a personalized selection of recipes" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Personalized_What_to_Cook_1JTh9Dr.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj"></p><h3 data-block-key="baabj">Easily understand and control personal results</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">We’re also launching a new update to <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/about-search-results/#:~:text=Starting%20today%2C%20next%20to%20most,the%20information%20is%20coming%20from.">About this result</a> so you can easily see if a result is personalized. You can quickly access controls to manage personal results, including the ability to turn them off completely, if you want. And as always, we offer <a href="https://safety.google/search/">easy-to-use tools</a> to control how and whether your search history and activity are saved to your account. This update to About this result will be available in English in the U.S. to start.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="a phone showing a personalized page" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Shopping_Personalization_about_this_result.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">This information in About this result will also help anyone understand that not all Google Search results are personalized. Our systems only personalize when doing so can provide more relevant and helpful information. Results <a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/12412910">can differ between two people</a> for reasons other than personalization, <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/location-relevant-search-results/">such as location</a>. For example, if you searched for coffee shops near you in Columbus, OH, we wouldn’t show you the same results as someone searching for coffee shops in Tucson, AZ.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="4w3mj">The information in About this result can give you a better understanding of how Google connects you to relevant, helpful results. As always, our goal is to help you discover the information that’s most useful to you, so you can find inspiration no matter what you’re searching for.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:40:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/SearcharticleHelping you find and control personalized results in SearchAbout this result helps you understand and control how Google Search connects you to helpful results tailored for you.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/helping-you-find-and-control-personalized-results-in-search/Danny SullivanPublic Liaison for SearchFind the perfect dish, no matter your cravinghttps://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="xh23a">Let’s say you’re in charge of picking a restaurant for a family reunion dinner. You know your mom loves Italian food, but your niece and nephew are super picky about pizza. Your uncle insists on a great view, but your sister won’t go anywhere that doesn’t have good dessert. Oh, and you have to book a reservation by tomorrow. That’s a tall order — even for a foodie like you.</p><p data-block-key="795mj">Sometimes finding a specific craving or determining a unique place to set a mood can take some time. When you’re searching for answers, it should come naturally and in a way that’s easy — especially when you’re catering to a family of picky eaters.</p><p data-block-key="75vh1">Today, we’re announcing a new set of features to help you find the perfect meal, from the first search to your first bite.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="xh23a">Satisfy your craving by searching for specific food dishes</h3><p data-block-key="4e4qp">Our research shows 40% of people already have a dish in mind when they search for food. So to help people find what they’re looking for, in the coming months you’ll be able to search for any dish and see the local places that offer it.</p><p data-block-key="bub1l">For example, my family loves soup dumplings, and we love trying new restaurants to find the juiciest, most flavorful ones. In the past, searching for soup dumplings near me would show a list of related restaurants. With our revamped experience, we’ll now show you the exact dish results you’ve been looking for. You can even narrow your search down to spicy dishes if you want a bit of a kick. No more digging through endless menus from different places to see if they have what you’re hungry for.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Search for specific dishes. With this feature, a soup dumplings search query will show the user experience from typing in “soup dumplings” and ultimately landing on a dish, then recommendation on where to order them." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Food_DishSearch_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="xh23a">Use multisearch to identify and find food near you</h3><p data-block-key="d6jnl">Earlier this year, we introduced <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, an innovative way to search using images and text simultaneously.</p><p data-block-key="bf0er">For example, what if your friend posts a photo of a delicious-looking pastry and you don’t know what it is? Instead of messaging your friend and waiting for a response, you can use the Google app. Simply search a screenshot of the post to identify that it’s a kouign amann, a French pastry made with layers of butter and dough. Starting this fall, you can add “near me” to see bakeries nearby and try it yourself. Yum!</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Multisearch near me example with a kouign amann to showcase experience." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/04.12_Multisearch-Near-Me_v02_ALPHA.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="s8bp1">Get a better sense of what makes a restaurant special</h3><p data-block-key="8prni">How would you describe what keeps you coming back to one of your favorite restaurants? Maybe it serves one of the most authentic lasagna recipes you’ve ever had. Or maybe it’s where you’ve discovered amazing local artists on Thursday nights. When you’re exploring what makes a place unique, you want it to be as easy as getting a recommendation or an insider tip from a friend.</p><p data-block-key="adlts">Star ratings are helpful, but they don’t tell you everything about a restaurant. In the coming months, you’ll be able to preview and evaluate restaurants to better understand what makes them special and help you make a decision. To make this possible, we use machine learning to analyze images and reviews from people (like you!) to find what makes a place distinctive.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="An example showing what is unique about a place. The image is a cozy restaurant with text that reads, “Like walking into a friend’s living room just with better food &amp; lighting.”" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/WhatsUnique.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="z0ymm">See updated digital menus at your fingertips</h3><p data-block-key="9d39o">Once you’ve found a restaurant that serves the dish you’re looking for, you’ll probably want to explore the menu to see if they offer something for everyone in your group. But it can be hard to find accurate menus online.</p><p data-block-key="b43cs">That’s why we’re expanding our coverage of digital menus, and making them more visually rich and reliable. We combine menu information provided by people and merchants, and found on restaurant websites that use open standards for data sharing. To do this, we use state-of-the-art image and language understanding technologies, including our <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/introducing-mum/">Multitask Unified Model</a>.</p><p data-block-key="eq03t">These menus will showcase the most popular dishes and helpfully call out different dietary options, starting with vegetarian and vegan.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Highlighting an example of a new digital menu showcasing popular dishes and vegetarian options." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/DigitalMenu.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="a3qgz">We want to make searching for food easier and more natural so that you spend less time figuring out what to eat and more time enjoying the meal. Whatever you’re craving next, we’re here to help you find it.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:29:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/SearcharticleFind the perfect dish, no matter your cravingNew features to find the perfect meal, from searching for the exact dish to finding the best dining experiences to using new digital menus.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/food_search_on.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/food-restaurant-search/Sophia LinGM of FoodSearch On 2022: Search and explore information in new wayshttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="lxuzm">At Search On today, we shared how we’re getting closer to making search experiences that reflect how we as people make sense of the world, thanks to advancements in machine learning. With a deeper understanding of information in its many forms — from language, to images, to things in the real world — we’re able to unlock entirely new ways to help people gather and explore information.</p><p data-block-key="ffjdb">We're advancing visual search to be far more natural than ever before, and we're helping people navigate information more intuitively. Here's a closer look.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="lxuzm">Helping you search outside the box</h3><p data-block-key="3hcv2">With Lens, you can search the world around you with your camera or an image. (People now use it to answer more than 8 billion questions every month!) Earlier this year, we made visual search even more natural with the introduction of <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/multisearch/">multisearch</a>, a major milestone in how you can search for information. With multisearch, you can take a picture or use a screenshot and then add text to it — similar to the way you might naturally point at something and ask a question about it. Multisearch is available in English globally, and will be coming to over 70 languages in the next few months.</p><p data-block-key="ame12">At Google I/O, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-io22/">previewed</a> how we’re supercharging this capability with “multisearch near me,” enabling you to snap a picture or take a screenshot of a dish or an item, then find it nearby instantly. This new way of searching will help you find and connect with local businesses, whether you’re looking to support your neighborhood shop, or just need something <i>right now</i>. “Multisearch near me” will start rolling out in English in the U.S. later this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Phone showing multisearch for a patterned floral-print shirt and a tie." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Multisearch.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="osz8f">One of the most powerful aspects of visual understanding is its ability to break down language barriers. With Lens, we’ve already gone beyond translating text to translating pictures. In fact, every month, people use Google to translate text in images over 1 billion times, across more than 100 languages.</p><p data-block-key="dkot7">With major advancements in machine learning, we’re now able to blend translated text into complex images, so it looks and feels much more natural. We’ve even optimized our machine learning models so we're able to do all this in just 100 milliseconds — shorter than the blink of an eye. This uses generative adversarial networks (also known as GAN models), which is what helps power the technology behind Magic Eraser on Pixel. This improved experience is launching later this year.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile screengrabs of translating text on an image about the NASA James Webb telescope" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search_AR_Lens_Translate.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="eqfbd">With the new Lens translation update, you can point your camera at a poster in another language, for example, and you’ll now see translated text realistically overlaid onto the pictures underneath.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="09nnk">And now, we’re putting some of our most helpful tools directly at your fingertips, beginning with the Google app for iOS. Starting today, you’ll see shortcuts right under the search bar to shop your screenshots, translate text with your camera, hum to search and more.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="New shortcuts underneath the Google Search bar prompting a user to translate text, get homework help or search inside a photo." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Search_Shortcuts_to_helpful_tools.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="09nnk">New ways to explore information</h3><p data-block-key="7n62t">As we redefine how people search for and interact with information, we’re working to make it so you’ll be able to ask questions with fewer words — or even none at all — and we’ll still understand exactly what you mean, or surface things you might find helpful. And you can explore information organized in a way that makes sense to you — whether that’s going deeper on a topic as it unfolds, or discovering new points of view that expand your perspective.</p><p data-block-key="ejobp">An important part of this is being able to quickly find the results you’re looking for. So in the coming months, we’re rolling out an even faster way to find what you need. When you begin to type in a question, we can provide relevant content straight away, before you’ve even finished typing.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile search for Fort Funston with detailed new auto-completing results." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_RichSuggest_FortFunston.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="arbah">But sometimes you don't know what angle you want to explore until you see it. So we’re introducing new search experiences to help you more naturally explore topics you care about when you come to Google.</p><p data-block-key="a34oo">As you start typing in the search box, we’ll provide keyword or topic options to help you craft your question. Say you're looking for a destination in Mexico. We’ll help you specify your question — for example, “best cities in Mexico for families” — so you can navigate to more relevant results for you.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Mobile search for “Best Mexico Cities” with for families auto-completing" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_QueryComposer.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="42l2k">Maybe you hadn’t considered Oaxaca, but it looks like a great place to visit with the kids. And as you’re learning about a topic, like a new city, you might find yourself wondering what it will look like or what it will feel like. So we’re also making it easier to explore a subject by highlighting the most relevant and helpful information, including content from creators on the open web. For topics like cities, you may see visual stories and short videos from people who have visited, tips on how to explore the city, things to do, how to get there and other important aspects you might want to know about as you plan your travels.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Scrolling through new, more visual search results for Oaxaca, Mexico." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_Visual_Entities_v003.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">Additionally, with our deep understanding of how people search, we’ll soon show you topics to help you go deeper or find a new direction on a subject. And you can add or remove topics when you want to zoom in and out. The best part is this can help you discover things that you might not have thought about. For example, you might not have known that Oaxacan beaches were one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">We're also reimagining the way we display results to better reflect the ways people explore topics. You’ll see the most relevant content, from a variety of sources, no matter what format the information comes in — whether that's text, images or video. And as you continue scrolling, you’ll see a new way to get inspired by related topics to your search. For instance, you may never have thought to visit the historic sites in Oaxaca or find live music while you’re there.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="New, visual and inspiration rich results for historic sites in Oaxaca." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/PRAssets_Search_Scroll_To_Explore_FINAL.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ljl8w">These new ways to explore information will be available in the coming months, to help wherever your curiosity takes you.</p><p data-block-key="37q6a">We hope you’re excited to <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022">search outside the box</a>, and we look forward to continuing to build the future of search together.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:16:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/SearcharticleSearch On 2022: Search and explore information in new waysIn our third annual Search On, we go beyond the search box to create multidimensional search experiences that work more like our minds.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/SO22_WebBlogThumbs_AnchorBlog.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/search-on-2022-announcements/Cathy EdwardsVP/GMSearch12 things you didn’t know about Google Doodleshttps://blog.google/inside-google/doodles/12-fun-facts-google-doodles/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5u52e">Every August, Jessica Yu and a carefully selected committee of Googlers from various backgrounds begin the delicate — and joyful — process of choosing which Google Doodles will appear on the Google homepage in the coming year. They begin meeting regularly in the summer and usually wrap up by late October. Sometimes they gather in person, other times over Google Meet. Either way, it adds up to hours of discussion and work each week, all dedicated to making Doodle magic happen.</p><p data-block-key="ddjde">“We want to create that feeling of surprise and delight when you’re going about your day-to-day life, and then — tada! — a little gift,” Jessica says. “We want people to learn something, or laugh, or feel inspired.”</p><p data-block-key="5u5nj">As the team lead, part of Jessica's job during this annual selection is to help choose Doodles from a massive pile of submissions (which come from Doodle team members, other Googlers and then from people completely outside Google), discuss them with this committee and a network of global cultural consultants and then decide on the best way to bring them to life. "You have to figure out how you want to depict this topic or person,” she says. “Should it be an image or an animated GIF? Or should it be interactive, or even a game.”</p><p data-block-key="1gfkt">Perla Campos, Marketing lead for Doodles, says this process takes so long partly because getting the most diverse and inclusive collection of Doodles requires the team to hear from Googlers all over the world. “It’s a balance of having a lot of cooks in the kitchen but also making sure we have everyone involved,” she says. The other reason selections are so drawn out: Perla estimates that the team looks over “a couple thousand” Doodle ideas. “It’s a puzzle,” she says. “It’s a huge puzzle.”</p><p data-block-key="8868h">While Doodles are beloved inside Google and by many who visit the homepage, more goes into them than you might think. So I asked a few Googlers on the Doodles team to share some of the surprising and, yes, delightful details and stories from behind the scenes.</p><h3 data-block-key="5gnij">1. The Doodle team receives about 7,000 submissions a year.</h3><p data-block-key="ec6m8"><br/>Jessica says the hardest part of the team’s job is definitely sifting through Doodle submissions — because there are so many great ones. The team gets hundreds of requests every day from people who email doodleproposals@google.com, and Googlers are pitching their concepts all the time, too.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Four people sitting at a conference table. Two of them have laptops open. They all swiveled in their seats looking at sketch work on a large screen behind them. One person gestures toward it." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_2022-09-19_6.36.17_PM.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6oo1j">A few members of the Doodle team discussing the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKTZouDScj4&amp;list=PLNavvvFzgaqjOE8LtGGywBbuqEIz4NkcZ">50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Doodle</a>.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5u52e">One really important part of this submission process is working with Local Doodle Managers who represent different global countries and clue the core team into what important moments and milestones will resonate the most on a local level. Not all Doodles display everywhere; some are specific to their regions, and these country-specific teammates help manage these requests. “We literally couldn’t do it without submissions and then help from our Local Doodle Managers,” Perla says.<br/></p><h3 data-block-key="6tmev">2. We published our 5,000th Doodle in 2020.</h3><p data-block-key="4tm53"></p><p data-block-key="f8r4q">It celebrated <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/slovakia-freedom-and-democracy-day-2020">Slovakia’s Freedom and Democracy Day</a>, the country’s annual holiday commemorating heroic efforts by local youth activists. In contrast, the very first Doodle was published way back in 1998, and was a bit of a joke from Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to remind Googlers they would be out of office for Burning Man.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="The original Google logo with an exclamation point at the end. The Burning Man icon is behind the second “o.”" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/unnamed_4_1_PF80L01.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6oo1j">The first Doodle ever.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5u52e">3. We have a <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles#archive">public archive</a> where you can check out every Doodle ever made.</h3><p data-block-key="c7crj">It launched in December 2011 (and keep an eye out, because it’s getting a makeover in the near future). In the archive, you can read about each Doodle and learn about the topic at hand, and often read about the artist as well — there’s also a section for interactive Doodles you can revisit. You can even check out the history of Doodles for any specific day. (And since we’re talking about learning more about Doodles: Did you know you can click each Doodle for more information about its theme? Just a little pro tip.)</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A screenshot of the Doodles Archive. At the top is an entry about Kimiko Tsumura’s 120th birthday with an illustration of a Japanese woman in traditional makeup next to a bonsai tree." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_2022-08-15_9.08.44_AM_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6oo1j">The Doodles archive.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5u52e">4. The Doodles team has a set of principles that every single Doodle follows.</h3><p data-block-key="dhii6">A major one is that Doodles should aim to delight and surprise people, as Jessica mentioned above. Another key principle: Doodles are never dedicated to someone who’s still alive, because person-focused Doodles are meant to honor someone’s lifetime achievements. Perla says Stephen Hawking is a good example of why the team has this principle. “We were able to create this really cool video Doodle in partnership with his family to honor him. We were able to give him a proper tribute.”</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="Isim0ysZ6X4"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-Isim0ysZ6X4"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A video explaining the Google Doodle to honor Stephen Hawking." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/Isim0ysZ6X4/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5u52e">Doodles also never promote brands. “This is a gift to our audience. We don’t want it to feel like an ad,” Jessica explains. The team also strives to showcase high-quality art and technology, and aims to select or create Doodles that are inclusive of everyone.</p><h3 data-block-key="b1k1v">5. The first animated Doodle premiered on Halloween 2000.</h3><p data-block-key="berej">It was the work of guest artist Lorie Loeb. Halloween Doodles would go on to become an annual focus for animation and engineering feats (more on that later!).</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="An animated gif of the old Google logo with two blinking pumpkins instead of the “o’s” and an animated spider web attached to the “l” and “e.”" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/halloween_loop_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="8ng90"><a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2000-by-guest-illustrator-lorie-loeb">Our Halloween 2000 Doodle</a>, created by Lorie Loeb.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5u52e">6. Doodles aren’t all entirely digital.</h3><p data-block-key="9asmj">While plenty of artists use digital mediums to create Doodles, others start with sketches or paintings — or even other items — to create their Doodles. One example was a Veteran’s Day Doodle made by a Veteran who’s also an artist. “She took old military uniforms from all different branches and made a paper scroll of them all together,” Jessica says. “It’s an amazing piece of art.”</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A photograph of a woven flag." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/veterans-day-2020-6753651837108731-2x.max-900x900.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A photograph of a woven flag.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="k0k0r"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqy4aGP_C_Q&amp;list=PLNavvvFzgaqjOE8LtGGywBbuqEIz4NkcZ&amp;index=10">Jenn Hassin’s Veterans Day Doodle</a>.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="An animated gif showing different espresso-making scenes." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/angelo-moriondos-171st-birthday-6753651837109431-2xa.gif);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">An animated gif showing different espresso-making scenes.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6e7sj">A <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/angelo-moriondos-171st-birthday">Doodle celebrating the life of Angelo Moriondo</a>, who patented the espresso machine. The Doodle was actually painted using coffee.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A photo of a table with the Google logo with the Route 66 icon inside of it." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_2022-09-19_8.47.44_PM.max-1000x1000.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A photo of a table with the Google logo with the Route 66 icon inside of it.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6e7sj">Matthew Cruickshank’s animated sketchbook of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoPJVcHYlU0">his road trip on Route 66</a>.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="The Google logo created out of bakery items." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/30th-anniversary-of-pi-day-6741047248945152-.max-900x900.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">The Google logo created out of bakery items.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6e7sj">Cronut creator <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flV213YW0-8&amp;feature=emb_title">Dominique Ansel’s Pi Day creation</a>.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5u52e">7. Many Doodles are the work of multiple teams at Google.</h3><p data-block-key="33ebc">For instance, the <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-johann-sebastian-bach">first AI-powered Doodle honoring Johann Sebastian Bach</a> that came out in 2019 was the work of the engineering Doodle team and Google’s machine learning department. “It was such a great synthesis of an interesting idea plus this technology that we were working on at Google,” says lead Doodle engineer Tom Tabanao. “It was a cool way to make that technology accessible to people.”</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="XBfYPp6KF2g"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-XBfYPp6KF2g"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A video explaining the creator of the Sebestian Bach Doodle." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/XBfYPp6KF2g/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="5u52e">8. The <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2018">Halloween 2018 Doodle</a> actually came out of a Googler hackathon.</h3><p data-block-key="a0k10">The 2018 Halloween Doodle was a multiplayer game that Tom wanted to make. “I thought it was an impossible goal but we made a demo and we saw how fun it was,” he says. “So we started building it out and testing it more, and then we held a hackathon for a week to work on it. By the end of the week, people were playing this really simple game for hours.” So they set to work on the Doodle, which became a major engineering feat that took literal years to make.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A screenshot of the Halloween game. There’s a smiling cartoon character in the middle of the black screen, and two buttons in the lower right hand corner that read “host game” and “skip tutorial.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Screenshot_2022-09-09_2.29.42_PM_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hlqed">A moment from the <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2000-by-guest-illustrator-lorie-loeb">Halloween 2018 Doodle game</a>.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5u52e">And speaking of Doodles that took a long time to make…</p><h3 data-block-key="37rei">9. The Selena homage, which launched in October 2017, underwent a major makeover.</h3><p data-block-key="d4anf">Perla actually pitched the idea for a Selena Doodle when she was working as Spain’s Local Doodle Manager. “Obviously, huge bias on my end! I had a personal stake in that one,” she says. “When I heard it was picked for the next year I was like, ‘That’s great,’ but also, ‘I’m so jealous I won’t work on it!’” Fast forward a few months, when she ended up taking a role on the central Doodle team, where she'd work directly on the Selena Doodle.</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="5gH8iXNW8wE"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-5gH8iXNW8wE"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A video explaining the process of creating the Selena Doodle." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/5gH8iXNW8wE/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="kcb65">Upon learning the intention of the team to create a static illustration honoring the entertainer, she asked if the team could rethink things. “I asked, 'can we hold it so that we can try and license music and work with the family? I really think we should do something amazing here.'” They scrapped the original proposal and decided to go bigger — much, much bigger, with music and video, and eventually a massive audience; it ended up becoming one of the most popular video Doodles ever.</p><p data-block-key="61sfm">To honor Selena and talk about the Doodle, her sister, Suzette, even visited Google to discuss how her family collaborated with the Doodle team on the project.</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="-uyxA6rfyKM"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player--uyxA6rfyKM"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A video of Googler Perla Campos meeting with Selena's sister, Suzette." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/-uyxA6rfyKM/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="kcb65">10. The series of Champion Island game Doodles from 2021 had the longest production process.</h3><p data-block-key="e0gsn">The Doodle — er, Doodles — launched as a series starting in July 2021 to celebrate the Olympics. It was originally supposed to debut the previous summer. But because COVID-19 delayed the entire Olympic games, the interactive game was also pushed back…a whole year.</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="hy7tHQUR3TM"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-hy7tHQUR3TM"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A video of the behind the scenes of the Halloween Doodle." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/hy7tHQUR3TM/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="kcb65">With six sport mini games, 24 side quests, multiple endings and over three hours of gameplay, it's the most expansive Doodle ever made. It even contains easter eggs for other Doodle games, like Magic Cat Academy and Pangolin Love.</p><h3 data-block-key="6o8hh">11. In 2009, we created the first same-day Doodle when water was discovered on the moon.</h3><p data-block-key="dii97">Artist Jennifer Hom worked for just a few hours and then it went live. “I was sitting at my desk at 9 a.m. PT, when I stumbled on an article about this current event,” she wrote in <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/discovery-of-water-on-the-moon">the Doodle archive</a>.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="The old Google logo written with a water-like effect, and the second “o” is the Moon." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/unnamed_3_1.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="fjh7k">Jennifer Hom's <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/discovery-of-water-on-the-moon">celestial spin on the discovery of water on the moon</a> in 2009.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="kcb65">“I quickly sent the article to my team and, by the time I was about to take a bite out of my lunch, I received a call to have this Doodle sketched, drafted, finished and live on all our homepages in four hours. It was an exciting day for a Doodler and the world of science!”<br/><br/>Sometimes the team has the luxury of taking weeks or even a year to produce a Doodle. For the really quick turnaround ones, though, a small dedicated team of Doodlers keeps an eye out for events that might be a fit. (Or sometimes another Doodler stumbles on one of these concepts, like Jennifer did!). Then they have to make sure the idea has the green light from everyone from marketing to policy and beyond…and, oh, is there an artist or animator within the Doodle team who can turn this around in time? “Everyone’s sort of on standby while this is happening,” Perla says. Once the Doodle’s almost ready, they ask what regions want to opt into displaying it and then…well, they upload it.</p><h3 data-block-key="6umaj">12. The team often turns to cultural consultants for feedback.</h3><p data-block-key="9geld">“If a Doodle is about or for a community, we bring that community into the process,” Perla says. This includes hiring guest artists, but also working with people beyond that to get the work right and truly represent a group accurately. “For example, we ran a Doodle during Native American Heritage Month last year honoring a Zuni artist, and we partnered with a guest artist from the tribe but also a Zuni community cultural consultant the tribal government connected us with.”</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="v-8uzqKnXv8"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-v-8uzqKnXv8"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="A behind the scenes video of the work on the Native American Heritage Month Doodle." src="//img.youtube.com/vi/v-8uzqKnXv8/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="kcb65">The Doodle team was able to run things by the consultant to make sure they felt it rang true. “It’s important we be real with ourselves and say, ‘We don’t know about this topic — but let’s find people who do, so it’s authentic.’” After all, Perla says, the goal of Doodles is to make sure everyone, everywhere feels represented and valued.</p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/inside-google/doodles/12-fun-facts-google-doodles/SearchLife at GoogleDoodlesarticle12 things you didn’t know about Google DoodlesLearn more about what goes into the making of Google Doodles.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/BTS_Doodle_hero-01.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/inside-google/doodles/12-fun-facts-google-doodles/Molly ContributorThe KeywordOur work toward health equityhttps://blog.google/technology/health/health-equity-summit-2022/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="bx6qh">As a physician and an academic, I’ve worked with communities that have historically experienced health inequalities due to factors like where they live, what their income is and how they identify. And I’ve seen firsthand how technology can connect individuals to critical information and tools that help them manage their health and help health care providers expand access to care for them.</p><p data-block-key="9cjt2">Today, I lead a team at Google focused on making sure our research, products and technologies can help billions of people live healthier lives — especially the communities that have historically been underserved by healthcare.</p><p data-block-key="2q6qm">This week, we’re hosting our annual Google Health Equity Summit. This event brings together researchers, policymakers, health equity experts and more from both inside and outside of Google to discuss pressing health equity issues. We’ll also share updates on how we’re helping billions of people be healthier. Here are a few highlights:</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="bx6qh">Connecting people to care that’s right for them</h3><p data-block-key="lad1">Information is a determinant of health, and bridging information gaps can help foster more equitable care. People from all over the world use Google products and services to find information about their health needs and questions. We work to make sure everyone can access authoritative information that is relevant and actionable based on those needs.</p><p data-block-key="9fhbs">Search features help people easily access care that’s right for them — from showing <a href="https://blog.google/technology/health/check-up-consumer-developments-2022/">appointment availability</a> to finding <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/making-healthcare-options-more-accessible-search/">in-network care options</a>. We’ve updated our search experience to make it easier to navigate U.S. government benefits programs, like Medicaid which covers <a href="https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/program-information/medicaid-and-chip-enrollment-data/report-highlights/index.html">one in four people</a> including about half of all children in the U.S.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A screenshot showing the new Search feature. The information for 'BadgerCare Plus' in Wisconsin is pulled up, and includes a list of 'Local and national resources' that lists links to that include information on eligibility and how to apply for Medicaid in Wisconsin, along with a link to download the application form. It also includes 'Support phone numbers' such as the general help line for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/search_results_v2.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="qimz0">In the coming weeks, when you search for Medicare and Medicaid plans, you’ll see additional information about eligibility requirements and the enrollment process. For those enrolled in Medicaid, you’ll also be able to filter nearby healthcare providers that accept Medicaid, alongside an existing filter for Medicare — making it easier to find doctors who accept your plan.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Screenshot of the search results for the query 'doctors near me', with the new feature that allows you to filter for doctors that accept Medicare and Medicaid. In the upper left corner of the Map, you can select a bubble that says 'Medicare/Medicaid' to filter the results." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/filter_v2.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="akt5c">People also turn to YouTube looking for answers to their health questions and to find online communities where they can connect about shared health issues and needs. To boost the quality of information and access to authoritative health content, we’ve launched <a href="https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/introducing-new-ways-help-you-find-answers-your-health-questions/">product features</a> and <a href="https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/new-health-content-coming-youtube/">established partnerships</a> over the past few years.</p><p data-block-key="66lov">Today, <a href="https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/the-iq-health-equity-kaiser-family-foundation">YouTube is rolling out THE-IQ – Tackling Health Equity through Information Quality,</a> a program in partnership with <a href="https://www.kff.org/">Kaiser Family Foundation</a> (KFF) that brings together organizations supporting underrepresented and under-resourced communities. YouTube and KFF will provide resources, such as seed funding and video production expertise, to<a href="https://thelovelandfoundation.org/">The Loveland Foundation</a>, the <a href="https://birthequity.org/">National Birth Equity Collaborative</a> and the Health Equity Leadership &amp; Exchange Network at the <a href="https://satcherinstitute.org/">Satcher Health Leadership Institute</a> to help them reach more people on YouTube around important topics like mental health, maternal care and health access.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="akt5c">Extending resources and technologies to support community work</h3><p data-block-key="b9ejk">In addition to building health equity within our products, we have an equally important role to support work happening in the broader health community.</p><p data-block-key="7ds7g">Last year, we debuted the <a href="https://healthsolutions.fitbit.com/blog/fitbit-health-equity-initiative-powering-research-to-help-address-disparities/">Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative</a> to offer Fitbit and Fitabase resources and technologies to researchers studying the impact of health disparities and possible solutions. <a href="https://blog.google/products/fitbit/these-researchers-are-driving-health-equity-fitbit/">Awardees included</a> those working on Black maternal, fetal and postpartum health, transgender youth sleep health, diabetes and cardiovascular health within Latino communities, and adolescent health and wellbeing.</p><p data-block-key="dhag2">This year, we’re expanding the program to further support groups disproportionately impacted by health disparities. Researchers at academic institutions and nonprofit research organizations in the U.S. are invited to submit their health equity research proposals to the Google Health Equity Research Initiative (HERI) for the chance to win Fitbit devices and Premium, Google Cloud credits or funding. With support from <a href="https://www.fitabase.com/blog/post/2022-health-equity-initiative-announcement/">Fitabase</a>, these researchers may also be eligible to win access to remote data collection and analysis tools. <a href="http://health.google/health-equity">Learn more</a> about eligibility and how to apply to this year’s HERI.</p><p data-block-key="4sl4l">There are no shortcuts to achieving health equity. Google is committed for the long term to building and maintaining trust with communities who can benefit from our products.</p><p data-block-key="37irv">To hear more about our work, tune in to the Google Health Equity Summit <a href="https://health.google/health-equity/summit/">live stream</a> at 10 a.m. PST on Monday September 12 or watch the recap on our event site.</p></div></div></body></html>Mon, 12 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/technology/health/health-equity-summit-2022/SearchFitbitYouTubeHealtharticleOur work toward health equityWe’re hosting a Google Health Equity Summit. Here are some of our company and product updates related to our commitment to health equity.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/health_equity_hero.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/technology/health/health-equity-summit-2022/Dr. Ivor HornDirector of Health Equity and Social Determinants of HealthOur ongoing work to support the 2022 U.S. midterm electionshttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/civics/our-ongoing-work-to-support-the-2022-us-midterm-elections/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="71w3r">In the last few months, voters have participated in elections around the world, including recently in France, Kenya, Colombia, Australia and primaries across the U.S. Our products and services have helped people find election information and protect the accounts of campaigns and election officials. We are continuing these efforts in <a href="https://blog.youtube/intl/pt-br/news-and-events/esforcos-do-youtube-eleicoes/">Brazil</a>, the U.S. general election and other elections globally.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="71w3r">Today, we’re sharing an update on <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/civics/how-were-supporting-the-2022-us-midterm-elections/">our ongoing work</a> related to the U.S. midterms. Our work is centered around connecting voters to the latest election information, helping campaigns and people working on elections improve their cybersecurity and protecting our users and platforms from abuse.</p><p data-block-key="do6vh"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="71w3r">Making election information easily accessible</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="71w3r">In the lead-up to elections, voters search for useful and relevant information to help them navigate the electoral process. That’s why we build features that show data from nonpartisan organizations to make it easier for people to get helpful election information.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="71w3r">As we’ve done for many previous elections, we’re rolling out features on Google Search to connect voters with accurate information about voter registration and how to vote. In the coming weeks, when people search for “how to vote'' in both English and Spanish they’ll find election information panels sourced from <a href="https://www.democracy.works/">Democracy Works</a>, a nonpartisan and nonprofit data provider, which works directly with state election administrators to aggregate information about how they can vote in their state, along with key dates and deadlines, and guidance for options like voting early, in-person or by mail. The information panels will also link to state government official websites, which provide more information. And as with previous U.S. elections, we’re working with <a href="https://www.ap.org/about/our-role-in-elections/">The Associated Press</a> to present authoritative election results on Google.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Side by side image of searches for election information" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/How_To_Vote_Key_Dates.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="2rpy6">We’re also making it easier to find authoritative news coverage on local elections from a range of sources. In addition to helping people find election news from their own communities, we're launching a new feature that will help readers discover local and regional news from different states so they can better understand the election coverage of races they most care about. The feature will be launched in the coming weeks.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Side by side images of local and regional news on a phone." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/2_in_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="5cq7b">An example of how our new feature will show local and regional news from different states. Depending on the amount of coverage, readers may see a carousel or list of articles.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">On YouTube, our systems are prominently recommending content from authoritative news sources, while limiting the spread of harmful election misinformation. We’ll also be showing relevant <a href="https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/10047535?hl=en">election information panels</a> at the top of YouTube search results and underneath videos about the midterms to provide people with additional context about elections. Learn more about how YouTube is supporting the U.S. midterms <a href="https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/the-2022-us-midterm-elections-on-youtube/">here</a>.</p><p data-block-key="e4b59"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="slr8y">Supporting election security and training</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">Every election comes with increased cybersecurity risks. In fact, a <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/documents/USA_-_The_New_Security_Reality_1.pdf">recent survey</a> shows that more than 41% of people working in politics and journalism had their digital accounts hacked or accessed without their permission in 2021. We understand this reality and are offering these high-risk users best-in-class security tools and resources.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">To train and protect the security of people working on elections, we’ve been partnering with organizations like <a href="https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/furthering-our-support-election-security/">Defending Digital Campaigns</a>, which has provided free security keys to over 300 national committees, state parties and political campaigns in all 50 states. To ensure the strongest account and site-level protections, we offer our free <a href="https://landing.google.com/advancedprotection/">Advanced Protection Program</a> and free <a href="https://projectshield.withgoogle.com/landing">Project Shield</a> service to safeguard against digital attacks. Through our <a href="https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/safer-internet-day-2022/">Campaign Security Project</a>, we’ve teamed up with organizations across the political spectrum to train over 4,000 campaign and election officials on security best practices, including products and tools they can use to stay safe online.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">Additionally, the <a href="https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/">Google News Initiative</a> has continued to support a number of election-related trainings for journalists and newsrooms on identifying and combating misinformation. This year, in a partnership with the <a href="https://nabjonline.org/">National Association of Black Journalists</a>, we are helping to train over 700 journalists from publications across the country by the end of 2022. And we're working with <a href="https://www.poynter.org/shop/fact-checking/midterm-essentials-election-issues-local-broadcast-journalists-should-know/">Poynter</a> to provide additional tools and resources for hundreds of Spanish-speaking reporters and other news outlets as they prepare to cover the midterms.</p><p data-block-key="57u4b"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="slr8y">Protecting our users and platforms</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">Preventing abuse on our platforms — such as account hijackings, phishing attempts or orchestrated disinformation campaigns — is always a top priority, especially during sensitive times like elections. Our Trust and Safety teams and <a href="https://blog.google/threat-analysis-group/">Threat Analysis Group</a> are working around the clock to monitor and stop these kinds of digital threats, and we’ve continued to make significant investments in our global operations to ensure our products remain safe and secure.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">We also have longstanding policies that prohibit election-related abuse on our platforms. This continues to include policies to combat the spread of election misinformation and <a href="https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/6008942?hl=en">demonstrably false claims</a> that could significantly undermine participation or trust in the electoral process, such as false information about polling locations, means of voting, candidate eligibility or election results. As always, we will continue to apply these policies in a neutral and apolitical way.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">When it comes to election advertising, we want to make sure voters have confidence in the ads content they may see on our platforms. That's why we require all advertisers to complete a<a href="https://support.google.com/adspolicy/troubleshooter/9973345?hl=en">verification process</a> and enforce strict <a href="https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/6008942?hl=en">ads policies</a>, such as limiting the way advertisers can <a href="https://www.blog.google/technology/ads/update-our-political-ads-policy/">target election ads</a>. We've also made significant investments in enhancing transparency around election advertising. In fact, earlier this year we updated our <a href="https://adstransparency.google.com/political?political=&amp;region=US">Political Ads Transparency Report</a>, creating a new user interface and adding new tools for accessing and filtering information about targeting, location and formats for specific election ads and advertisers. The new report also includes a more granular breakdown of advertiser data — giving users and researchers greater insight into ad spending and impressions based on the latest Congressional redistricting information. And globally, we’re expanding our election ads verification policies and transparency tools to more countries, including Argentina and Brazil.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Side by side examples of ad information" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/E02786185_Google_Ads_BPM_Transparency_Site.max-1000x1000_AfwVTki.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slr8y">We’re committed to helping people navigate the electoral process around the world, and we will continue to share updates about our ongoing work.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/civics/our-ongoing-work-to-support-the-2022-us-midterm-elections/SearchCivicsarticleOur ongoing work to support the 2022 U.S. midterm electionsToday, Google is sharing an update on our ongoing support for the U.S. midterm elections.Googlehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/civics/our-ongoing-work-to-support-the-2022-us-midterm-elections/Laurie RichardsonVP of Trust & SafetyMore content by people, for people in Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/more-content-by-people-for-people-in-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="oubf7">Many of us have experienced the frustration of visiting a web page that seems like it has what we’re looking for, but doesn’t live up to our expectations. The content might not have the insights you want, or it may not even seem like it was created for, or even by, a person.</p><p data-block-key="befi6">We work hard to make sure the pages we show on Search are as helpful and relevant as possible. To do this, we constantly refine our systems: Last year, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/danny-25-years-of-search/">launched</a> thousands of updates to Search based on hundreds of thousands of <a href="https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/how-search-works/rigorous-testing/">quality tests</a>, including evaluations where we gather feedback from human reviewers.</p><p data-block-key="eagc">We know people don’t find content helpful if it seems like it was designed to attract clicks rather than inform readers. So starting next week for English users globally, we’re rolling out a series of improvements to Search to make it easier for people to find helpful content made by, and for, people. This ranking work joins a similar effort related to <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/more-helpful-product-reviews/">ranking better quality product review content</a> over the past year, which will also receive an update. Together, these launches are part of a broader, ongoing effort to reduce low-quality content and make it easier to find content that feels authentic and useful in Search.</p><h2 data-block-key="8mfrk">Better ranking of original, quality content</h2><p data-block-key="e98c8">We continually update Search to make sure we're helping you find high quality content. Next week, we'll launch the “helpful content update” to tackle content that seems to have been primarily created for ranking well in search engines rather than to help or inform people. This ranking update will help make sure that unoriginal, low quality content doesn’t rank highly in Search, and our testing has found it will especially improve results related to online education, as well as arts and entertainment, shopping and tech-related content.</p><p data-block-key="d8lp0">For example, if you search for information about a new movie, you might have previously seen articles that aggregated reviews from other sites without adding perspectives beyond what’s available elsewhere. This isn’t very helpful if you’re expecting to read something new. With this update, you’ll see more results with unique, authentic information, so you’re more likely to read something you haven't seen before.</p><p data-block-key="e3fe2">As always, we'll continue to refine our systems and build on this improvement over time. If you’re a content creator, you can learn more about today’s update and guidance to consider on <a href="https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2022/08/helpful-content-update">Search Central</a>.</p><h2 data-block-key="63qut">More helpful product reviews written by experts</h2><p data-block-key="7rsdt">We know product reviews can play an important role in helping you make a decision on something to buy. Last year, we kicked off a <a href="https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2021/04/product-reviews-update">series</a> of <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/more-helpful-product-reviews/">updates</a> to show more helpful, in-depth reviews based on first-hand expertise in search results.</p><p data-block-key="7ldag">We've continued to refine these systems, and in the coming weeks, we’ll roll out another update to make it even easier to find high-quality, original reviews. We’ll continue this work to make sure you find the most useful information when you’re researching a purchase on the web.</p><p data-block-key="5s3vq">We hope these updates will help you access more helpful information and valuable perspectives on Search. We look forward to building on this work to make it even easier to find original content by and for real people in the months ahead.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 18 Aug 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/more-content-by-people-for-people-in-search/SearcharticleMore content by people, for people in SearchWe’re improving Search so you’re less likely to find content made primarily for search engines, and more likely to find helpful, authentic information.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/color-alt_ZOCajrA.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/more-content-by-people-for-people-in-search/Danny SullivanPublic Liaison for SearchSurvey shows how people decide what to trust onlinehttps://blog.google/products/news/survey-shows-how-people-decide-what-to-trust-online/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="slhqu"><i>Alex Mahadevan is director of</i> <a href="http://poynter.org/mediawise"><i>MediaWise</i></a><i>at the Poynter Institute. He has taught digital media literacy to thousands of middle and high schoolers, and has trained hundreds of journalists from around the world in verification and digital investigative tools. We caught up with Alex to find out about a recent information literacy survey his organization conducted in partnership with</i> <a href="https://today.yougov.com/"><i>YouGov</i></a><i>, with support from Google.</i> <a href="http://blog.google/products/search/information-literacy"><i>Learn more</i></a><i>about how Google is working on information literacy and helping you spot misinformation online.</i></p><p data-block-key="8kj49"><b>Why was this survey conducted?</b></p><p data-block-key="cm0ft">Misinformation isn’t a new problem, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially on the internet. We wanted to learn more about how people across generational lines verify information and decide what to trust and share online. And we knew this research would help us expand on the educational resources MediaWise has to offer.</p><p data-block-key="4d9ms"><b>What were the parameters for the survey?</b></p><p data-block-key="a9dgs">We <a href="https://www.poynter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/A-Global-Study-on-Information-Literacy-1.pdf">surveyed</a> more than 8,500 respondents of various ages in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Nigeria, India and Japan. We asked a wide range of questions aimed at assessing information literacy skills and verification habits. Those include queries about everything from the tools and techniques someone uses to investigate a post they see online, to the reasons why they may have shared misleading information in the past.</p><p data-block-key="dn16u"><b>What are some of the biggest takeaways?</b></p><p data-block-key="93f0h">The survey found that 62% of respondents think they see false or misleading information on at least a weekly basis – that’s a staggering number. And people are aware that it’s a serious issue. Roughly 50% of all Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z respondents (these are people ages 18 to 57) said they’re concerned about their family being exposed to it.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt='Infographic says that 62% of respondents think they see false or misleading information daily or weekly. Underneath, the image shows the question respondents were asked: "How often do you see what you think is false or misleading information online." The image also shows a circular diagram depicting the breakdown of responses: 35.7% daily, 26.5% weekly, 12.7% monthly, 18.1% less than monthly, and 7.0% never.' class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/GGLSearch-InfoLiteracy-R2-1920x1080-F1-Eng.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="l788i">Sixty-two percent of respondents think they see false or misleading information daily or weekly.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="qgw2s"><b>What did the survey tell you about how people cross-check information they find online?</b></p><p data-block-key="h4h8">Gen Zers are two times more likely than the Silent Generation (people 68 or older) to use a search engine to verify information, and also two times more likely than Baby Boomers to check social media comments to verify something they’ve seen online. They’re also more likely to use advanced search techniques, like reverse image search, or to engage in lateral reading – that’s when you open multiple tabs and perform multiple searches at once — an effective technique studied by the Stanford History Education Group.</p><p data-block-key="65ctb">We also learned that, when deciding if something they’ve heard or read about is true, respondents across all generations agree that the most important thing is whether conclusions are supported by sources or facts. That was important for us to see: Facts matter.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Image shows text reading: Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X feel slightly more confident in identifying false or misleading information than boomers and the Silent Generation. The image also shows the question respondents were asked in the survey: How confident are you that you can identify that an image, video or post online is false or misleading." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/GGLSearch-InfoLiteracy-R2-1920x1080-F2-Eng.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="2jqaf">Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X feel slightly more confident in identifying false or misleading information than boomers and the Silent Generation.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="2hp6o"><b>Any final thoughts?</b></p><p data-block-key="56c8h">Our findings underscore how important it is to be able to trust the information you find online, and how taking the time to check multiple sources to verify what you see or to use resources like Google Search can be helpful in making sense of a complicated digital landscape. That’s why we’re working together to educate people about information literacy. We have a long running partnership with the Google News Initiative, which has provided support for projects like <a href="https://www.poynter.org/mediawise/programs/find-facts-fast/#:~:text=Launched%20ahead%20of%20the%202022,participants%20of%20the%20democratic%20process.">Find Facts Fast</a> – our free microlearning course which anyone can take via text message or WhatsApp to improve their digital media literacy skills — and the Spanish version, <a href="https://www.poynter.org/mediawise/programs/en-espanol/">MediaWise en Español</a>.</p><p data-block-key="5hnm4">Today we are also announcing a new partnership with Google, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, MediaWise and <a href="https://studentreportinglabs.org/">PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs</a> to develop weekly information literacy lesson plans for teachers of middle and high school students across the U.S. The lesson plans will be available for free to teachers using <a href="https://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/misinformation-primer-video/pbs-newshour/">PBS LearningMedia</a> and for download on <a href="http://poynter.org/">Poynter’s website</a>. We’re excited to build on our partnership to give people the skills they need to recognize misinformation when they see it and help stop its spread.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 11 Aug 2022 04:01:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/news/survey-shows-how-people-decide-what-to-trust-online/SearchNewsarticleSurvey shows how people decide what to trust onlinehttps://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/gen-z-image-2096x875.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/news/survey-shows-how-people-decide-what-to-trust-online/Rachel HespellKeyword ContributorNew ways we're helping you find high-quality informationhttps://blog.google/products/search/information-literacy/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="tcr24">People turn to Google every day for information in the moments that matter most. Sometimes that’s to look for the best recipe for dinner, other times it’s to check the facts about a claim they heard about from a friend.</p><p data-block-key="nhoe">No matter what you’re searching for, we aim to connect you with high-quality information, and help you understand and evaluate that information. We have deeply invested in both information quality and information literacy on Google Search and News, and today we have a few new developments about this important work.</p><h3 data-block-key="h9t2">Our latest quality improvements to featured snippets</h3><p data-block-key="8mepr">We <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/how-google-delivers-reliable-information-search/">design our ranking systems</a> to surface relevant information from the most reliable sources available – sources that demonstrate expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness. We train our systems to identify and prioritize these signals of reliability. And we’re constantly refining these systems — we make thousands of improvements every year to help people get high-quality information quickly.</p><p data-block-key="aash8">Today we’re announcing one such improvement: a significant innovation to improve the quality of featured snippets. Featured snippets are the descriptive box at the top of the page that prominently highlights a piece of information from a result and the source, in response to your query. They’re helpful both for people searching on Google, and for web publishers, as featured snippets drive traffic to sites.</p><p data-block-key="drbtj">By using our latest AI model, <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/introducing-mum/">Multitask Unified Model (MUM</a>), our systems can now understand the notion of consensus, which is when multiple high-quality sources on the web all agree on the same fact. Our systems can check snippet callouts (the word or words called out above the featured snippet in a larger font) against other high-quality sources on the web, to see if there’s a general consensus for that callout, even if sources use different words or concepts to describe the same thing. We've found that this consensus-based technique has meaningfully improved the quality and helpfulness of featured snippet callouts.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A screenshot shows a query for “how long does it take for light from the sun to reach earth,” with a featured snippet highlighting a helpful article about the question and a bolded callout saying “8 and ⅓ minutes.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/featured_snippets.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="k0mj0">With a consensus-based technique, we’re improving featured snippets.<br/></p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="tcr24">AI models are also helping our systems understand when a featured snippet might <i>not</i> be the most helpful way to present information. This is particularly helpful for questions where there is no answer: for example, a recent search for “when did snoopy assassinate Abraham Lincoln” provided a snippet highlighting an accurate date and information about Lincoln’s assassination, but this clearly isn’t the most helpful way to display this result.</p><p data-block-key="3hd12">We’ve trained our systems to get better at detecting these sorts of false premises, which are not very common, but are cases where it’s not helpful to show a featured snippet. We’ve reduced the triggering of featured snippets in these cases by 40% with this update.</p><h3 data-block-key="cudpn">Information literacy</h3><p data-block-key="n4d5">Beyond designing our systems to return high-quality information, we also build information literacy features in Google Search that help people evaluate information, whether they found it on social media or in conversations with family or friends. In fact, in a <a href="https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/snap-judgements-how-audiences-who-lack-trust-news-navigate-information-digital-platforms">study</a> this year, researchers found that people regularly use Google as a tool to validate information encountered on other platforms. We’ve invested in building a growing range of information literacy features — including Fact Check Explorer, Reverse image search, and About this result — and today, we’re announcing several updates to make these features even more helpful.</p><h3 data-block-key="cmmqk">Expanding About this result to more places</h3><p data-block-key="aucpo"><a href="https://blog.google/products/search/get-the-full-picture-with-helpful-context-on-websites/">About this result</a> helps you see more context about any Search result before you ever visit a web page, just by tapping the three dots next to the result. Since launching last year, people have used About this result more than 2.4 billion times, and we’re bringing it to even more people and places - with eight more languages including Portuguese (PT), French (FR), Italian (IT), German (DE), Dutch (NL), Spanish (ES), Japanese (JP) and Indonesian (ID), coming later this year.</p><p data-block-key="bus23">This week, we’re adding more context to About this result, such as how widely a source is circulated, online reviews about a source or company, whether a company is owned by another entity, or even when our systems can’t find much info about a source – all pieces of information that can provide important context.</p><p data-block-key="6u7im">And we’ve now launched About this page in the Google app, so you can get helpful context about websites as you’re browsing the web. Just swipe up from the navigation bar on any page to get more information about the source – helping you explore with confidence, no matter where you are online.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A gif shows the About this page feature, where someone swipes up on the navigation bar in the Google app while browsing the website for the Rainforest Alliance, and sees a panel with information about the source from across the web." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Helpful_Context.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="gvvty">With About this page in the Google app, you can get helpful context on websites as you’re browsing.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="hfsd8">Expanding content advisories for information gaps</h3><p data-block-key="4r0n8">Sometimes interest in a breaking news topic travels faster than facts, or there isn’t enough reliable information online about a given subject. Information literacy experts often refer to these situations as data voids. To address these, we show <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/new-notice-search-rapidly-evolving-results/">content advisories</a> in situations when a topic is rapidly evolving, indicating that it might be best to check back later when more sources are available.</p><p data-block-key="4bbbq">Now we’re expanding content advisories to searches where our systems don’t have high confidence in the overall quality of the results available for the search. This doesn’t mean that no helpful information is available, or that a particular result is low-quality. These notices provide context about the whole set of results on the page, and you can always see the results for your query, even when the advisory is present.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A gif shows a content advisory that says “It looks like there aren’t many great results for this search” along with tips like checking the source and trying new search terms." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/illuminati-3-loop.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="xm23z">New content advisories on searches where our systems don’t have high confidence in the overall quality of the results.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="hfsd8">Educating people about misinformation</h3><p data-block-key="3vks5">Beyond our products, we’re making investments into programs and partnerships to help educate people about misinformation. Since 2018, the Google News Initiative (GNI) has invested nearly $75 million in projects and partnerships working to strengthen media literacy and combat misinformation around the world.</p><p data-block-key="5h6h1">Today, we’re announcing that Google is partnering with <a href="https://www.poynter.org/mediawise/">MediaWise</a> at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and <a href="https://studentreportinglabs.org/">PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs</a> to develop information literacy lesson plans for teachers of middle and high school students. It will be available for free to teachers using <a href="https://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/misinformation-primer-video/pbs-newshour/">PBS Learning Media</a> and for download on <a href="http://poynter.org/">Poynter’s website</a>. We’ve partnered with MediaWise since it was founded. And today’s announcement builds on the GNI’s support of its microlearning course through text and WhatsApp called <a href="https://www.poynter.org/mediawise/programs/find-facts-fast/#:~:text=Launched%20ahead%20of%20the%202022,participants%20of%20the%20democratic%20process.">Find Facts Fast</a>.</p><p data-block-key="arg0t">We also announced today the results of a survey conducted by the Poynter Institute and YouGov, with support from Google, on the ways people across generational lines verify information. You can read more in our <a href="https://blog.google/products/news/survey-shows-how-people-decide-what-to-trust-online">blog post</a>.</p><h3 data-block-key="f06l">Helping people everywhere find the information they need</h3><p data-block-key="apuia">Google was built on the premise that information can be a powerful thing for people around the world. We’re determined to keep doing our part to help people everywhere find what they’re looking for and give them the context they need to make informed decisions about what they see online.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 11 Aug 2022 04:01:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/information-literacy/NewsSearcharticleNew ways we're helping you find high-quality informationhttps://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Magnifying_glass_checking.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/information-literacy/Pandu NayakGoogle Fellow and Vice PresidentSearchHow we're improving search results when you use quoteshttps://blog.google/products/search/how-were-improving-search-results-when-you-use-quotes/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ejiw9">Sometimes people know they absolutely, positively only want webpages that mention a particular word or phrase. For example, maybe you want to find out about phone chargers but only those that support wireless charging. Fortunately, Google Search has a special operator for that: quotation marks. Put quotes around any word or phrase, such as [“wireless phone chargers”], and we’ll only show pages that contain those exact words or phrases.</p><p data-block-key="81fcg">Now we’re making quoted searches better. The snippets we display for search results (meaning the text you see describing web content) will be formed around where a quoted word or phrase occurs in a web document. That means you can more easily identify where to find them after you click the link and visit the content. On desktop, we’ll also bold the quoted material.</p><p data-block-key="b790l">For example, if you did a search such as [“google search”], the snippet will show where that exact phrase appears:</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt='Picture of Google search results for ["google search"] showing two listings and how the words "google search" are bolded in the snippets for each listing.' class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/quotesinSearch.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="ejiw9">In the past, we didn’t always do this because sometimes the quoted material appears in areas of a document that don’t lend themselves to creating helpful snippets. For example, a word or phrase might appear in the menu item of a page, where you’d navigate to different sections of the site. Creating a snippet around sections like that might not produce an easily readable description.</p><p data-block-key="51mu">We’ve heard feedback that people doing quoted searches value seeing <i>where</i> the quoted material occurs on a page, rather than an overall description of the page. Our improvement is designed to help address this.</p><h2 data-block-key="d1phk">Things to keep in mind about quoted searches</h2><p data-block-key="8ql36">For those doing quoted searches, here are some more tips, along with caveats on how quoted searching works.</p><p data-block-key="6m12p"><b>Quoted searches may match content not readily visible on a page.</b> As referenced above, sometimes quoted searches match content contained within a web page that isn’t readily visible, making it seem like the content isn’t on the page when it actually is present.</p><p data-block-key="83ah4">For example, content in a <a href="https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/appearance/snippet#meta-descriptions">meta description tag</a> is looked at for matches, even though that content isn’t visible on the web page itself. ALT text that describes images is considered, as is the text within a page’s URL. Material brought in through inline frames (iframes) is also matched. Google may also see content that doesn’t initially load on a page when you go to it, such content rendered through JavaScript that only appears if you click to make it display.</p><p data-block-key="c8s24"><b>Pro tip:</b> Sometimes people use the standard Find command in a browser to jump to the phrase they want, after arriving on a page. If that doesn’t work, though, you can try using a developer tools option. For instance, in Chrome, you can <a href="https://developer.chrome.com/docs/devtools/search/">search from within Developer Tools</a> to match against all rendered text, which would include the text in drop-down menus and other areas of the site.</p><p data-block-key="ds6vt"><b>Pages may have changed since Google last visited them.</b> While Google revisits pages across the web regularly, they can change in between visits. This means quoted material might appear on a page when we saw it, but it no longer exists on the current page. If available, viewing the <a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1687222">Google cached copy</a> may show where the quoted content appeared on the version of the page we visited.<br/></p><p data-block-key="29d52"><b>Quoted terms may only appear in title links and URLs.</b> Quoted terms won’t appear in web page snippets if they only appear within title links or URLs of a web page. We also do not bold matches that happen in title links and URLs.<br/></p><p data-block-key="f23uq"><b>Punctuation is sometimes seen as spaces.</b> Our systems see some punctuation as spaces, which impacts quoted searches. For example, a search for [“don’t doesn’t”] tells our systems to find content that contains all these letters in this order:</p><p data-block-key="5ptl5">don t doesn t</p><p data-block-key="4r1sf">As a result, we’ll match content like the ones below, where punctuation like commas or hyphens break up words — because when you remove the punctuation, the letter patterns are the same:</p><ul><li data-block-key="dt2it">don’t, doesn’t</li><li data-block-key="f7u3s">don’t / doesn’t</li><li data-block-key="3itok">don’t - doesn’t</li></ul><p data-block-key="sj83"><b>Snippets might not show multiple quoted terms.</b> If a search involves multiple quoted terms, the snippet may not show all of them if they are far apart from each other. Similarly, if quoted material appears several times on a page, a snippet will show what seems to be the most relevant occurrence.<br/></p><p data-block-key="l0ee"><b>We mainly bold quoted content for web page snippets on desktop.</b></p><p data-block-key="dg34v">Our new bolding of quoted content generally only works for web page snippets on desktop. Bolding won’t appear in snippets for recipe or video boxes, and it also won’t appear when using some special modes such as image or news search. However, anything listed in these boxes or special modes will contain the quoted terms. Bolding also doesn’t work for mobile results.<br/></p><p data-block-key="hhil"><b>Quoted searches don’t work for local results.</b> Quote restriction does not work for results in our local box where listings usually appear with a map; we’ll be looking more at this area in the future.</p><h2 data-block-key="69hmf">To quote or not to quote?</h2><p data-block-key="4e1s4">Using quotes can definitely be a great tool for power users. We generally recommend first doing any search in natural language without resorting to operators like quotation marks. Years ago, many people used operators because search engines sometimes needed additional guidance. Things have advanced since then, so operators are often no longer necessary.</p><p data-block-key="2d6es">By default, our systems are designed to look for both the exact words and phrases entered and related terms and concepts, which is often useful. If you use a quoted search, you might miss helpful content that uses closely related words.</p><p data-block-key="856ar">Of course, there are those times when the exact word being on a page makes all the difference. For those situations, quoted searches remain available and are now even better.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/how-were-improving-search-results-when-you-use-quotes/SearcharticleHow we're improving search results when you use quotesHow snippets in Google’s search results are being improved by forming them around where quoted words or phrases occur in a web document.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/quotes_hero-01.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/how-were-improving-search-results-when-you-use-quotes/Yonghao JinSoftware Engineer, SearchSupporting Asian-owned businesses in your communityhttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/asian-owned-businesses/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="9gu9w">When I was 5, our family moved from New York City to the countryside outside of the city. My brother and I were the only kids of Asian descent in our elementary school. Our father was born in Yamaguchi, Japan to a Japanese mother and American father, and I always felt proud of that — but in this new environment, I instantly felt different.</p><p data-block-key="c8vqn">These early experiences showed me just how important it is to show up for and with communities. Over the past two years, COVID-related small business closures and targeted acts of violence have reinforced the importance and impact of allyship — and have underscored how critical it is to support historically marginalized communities, including our Asian community. That’s why we’re announcing a new way to help Asian-owned businesses thrive.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="66wi5">Celebrating Asian-owned businesses</h3><p data-block-key="74m6k">Starting today, US businesses can now add the Asian-owned attribute to their Business Profile on Search and Maps. In the coming weeks, ad-supported publishers will be able to identify as Asian-owned in <a href="https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/display-video-360/">Display &amp; Video 360</a>’s Marketplace, too.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A screenshot of East West Shop on Google Maps, showcasing the business identifies as Asian-owned, LGBTQ+ Friendly, and women-owned." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/AsianOwned_UI_static.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="cxnng">Businesses can opt in to <a href="http://grow.google/asian-owned">adopt the attribute</a> on their Business Profile and can easily opt out at any time. Once the attribute appears on a Business Profile, users will also be able to see the attribute. This update builds on the <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/supporting-black-business-owners/">Black-owned</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/abriendo-caminos-new-pathways-latino-owned-businesses/">Latino-owned</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/veteran-small-business/#:~:text=If%20your%20business%20is%20owned,listing%20by%20following%20these%20steps.">veteran-owned</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/empowering-women-led-businesses-map-and-around-world/">women-owned</a> and<a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/lgbtq-owned-businesses/">LGBTQ+ owned</a> business attributes, and is another way people can support a diversity of businesses across Google’s products and platforms.</p><p data-block-key="e8vu2">As we were building this feature, we worked with hundreds of Asian-owned businesses to ensure the attribute celebrates our diverse and unique cultures. During that process, I was particularly struck by what Dennys Han, owner of <a href="https://www.eastweststuff.com/">East West Shop</a>, shared with us about the power of community: “If someone is trying to accomplish something, the entire local Korean community will band together to help it come together. The idea of the community and group as a whole uplifting each other is fundamental to what we do.”</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="cxnng">Building up Asian-owned businesses’ digital skills</h3><p data-block-key="dq4p">Over the past few years, <a href="https://grow.google/grow-your-business/#?modal_active=none">Grow with Google</a> has partnered with the <a href="https://uspaacc.com/">US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce</a> (USPAACC) to help Asian-owned small businesses grow. To date, we’ve helped more than 20,000 Asian-owned businesses expand their digital skills through workshops focusing on topics like e-commerce tools, design thinking for entrepreneurs and making decisions using analytics.</p><p data-block-key="br3jq">Today, we’re building upon that partnership. Together, USPAACC and Grow with Google will help an additional 10,000 Asian-owned small businesses gain digital skills to help them grow their businesses. And as the internet continues to grow in importance for shopping, <a href="https://alice-data-production.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/data_reports/The+State+of+AAPI+Small+Business+Owners_2021.pdf">nearly one quarter</a> of Asian-owned business owners said their most important channel towards building community and financial support was across social media and online.</p><p data-block-key="ad2mg">It’s our hope the Asian-owned attribute brings people together and provides our communities with much-needed recognition: to help them be seen and thrive. We are excited to spotlight Asian-owned businesses and highlight part of what makes our community unique and important.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A collage of 6 Asian-owned businesses, 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom with the Asian-owned attribute icon in the middle, a circular design with a red and yellow intertwining flower at its’ core. The top row of 3 (from left to right) include: pottery cups and plates on a table with Tortoise General Store owner holding 2 small dishes in the background, Good Hause Marketing Agency Business owner working, holding a marketing design poster board, and 3 t-shirts (black, pink, and white) hanging in East / West Shop. The bottom row of 3 (from left to right) include: the owner of Bollypop in red traditional dress from India twirling, the storefront of Jitlada restaurant, and the owner of Peru Films facing towards the right, looking down, and crossing his arms." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/BlogAsset2.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="oe73e">Top left to right:</p><p data-block-key="ta3b"><a href="https://goo.gle/TortoiseGeneralStore">Tortoise General Store</a>, Owned by Taku and Keiko Shinomoto</p><p data-block-key="44uog"><a href="https://goo.gle/GoodHause">Good Hause</a>, Owned by Brittany Tran</p><p data-block-key="7osa0"><a href="https://goo.gle/EastWestShop">East / West Shop</a>, Owned by Dennys Han</p><p data-block-key="6ponc">Bottom left to right:</p><p data-block-key="aef75"><a href="https://goo.gle/BollyPop">Bollypop</a>, Owned by Aakansha Maheshwari</p><p data-block-key="8gi1"><a href="https://goo.gle/Jitlada">Jitlada</a>, Owned by Sugar Sungkamee</p><p data-block-key="9nud2"><a href="https://goo.gle/PeruFilms">Peru Films</a>, Owned by Tanmay Chowdhary</p></div></figcaption></div></div></body></html>Wed, 03 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/asian-owned-businesses/SearchDiversity and InclusionMapsGrow with GooglearticleSupporting Asian-owned businesses in your communityGoogle is announcing the launch of a new Asian-owned attribute that will be available on Search and Maps for business owners in the U.S.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Own_It_YouTube_Thumbnail.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/asian-owned-businesses/Leanne Luce (she/her)Product ManagerSearchOur 5 Doodle for Google finalists illustrate self-carehttps://blog.google/products/search/our-5-doodle-for-google-finalists-illustrate-self-care/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6lzcn">Since we opened up submissions for the <a href="https://blog.google/inside-google/doodles/doodle-for-google-2022/">14th annual Doodle for Google student contest</a>, tens of thousands of K-12 students across 54 U.S. states and territories illustrated their answers to the prompt: “I care for myself by…” Our judges were moved by the creative ways in which these young artists shared how they were prioritizing their well-being.</p><p data-block-key="f2c6d">After carefully reviewing each submission, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/54-doodle-for-google-winners-showcase-self-care/">announced</a> our 54 state and territory winners and opened up public voting on our website. Now, the votes are in, the judges have deliberated and we’re ready to announce our five national finalists for the 2022 Doodle for Google contest!</p><p data-block-key="eqhsg">The finalists were assessed on artistic merit, creativity and how well they addressed the prompt in their artwork and written statements. Each one of them brought intentionality, artistry and heart to their Doodles. Meet our finalists (in age group order):</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A drawing of a child lying in bed dreaming about outer space, the ocean, tree houses and buildings." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/K3_Maryland.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A drawing of a child lying in bed dreaming about outer space, the ocean, tree houses and buildings.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="tzeut">Grades K-3 National Finalist: Edison Lee, Maryland</p><p data-block-key="ffg88">Title: Dreaming of my bright future</p><p data-block-key="4sn1g">Artist Statement: I care for myself by dreaming of my bright future. In my dreams, I can be anything I want!</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A drawing of a family of four in bed together with a quilt that spells out “Google”" class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/4_5-Delaware-web.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A drawing of a family of four in bed together with a quilt that spells out “Google”</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="z3cpv">Grades 4-5 National Finalist: Anamirel Campos, Delaware</p><p data-block-key="fv5uk">Title: Family will always care for you</p><p data-block-key="5u3j9">Artist Statement: I care for myself by spending time with my family. They taught me many things, but I can't write them all, so I drew them all on a blanket. I love my family!</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A drawing of a young girl smelling different dishes including Jollof rice, beef stew, plantains and pounded yam. “Google” is spelled out by the smoke plumes coming from the food." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/6_7-Pennsylvania.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A drawing of a young girl smelling different dishes including Jollof rice, beef stew, plantains and pounded yam. “Google” is spelled out by the smoke plumes coming from the food.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zdfqp">Grades 6-7 National Finalist: Faridah Ismaila, Pennsylvania</p><p data-block-key="3tpv0">Title: My self love</p><p data-block-key="98lo9">Artist Statement: I care for myself by making food! I love to make delicious African dishes with my mom. That's why my Doodle shows me smelling all of the delicious African dishes I LOVE!</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A drawing of two children outdoors enjoying nature with their pet cat and dog." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/8_9-Missouri_33eUPii.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A drawing of two children outdoors enjoying nature with their pet cat and dog.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="72m50">Grades 8-9 National Finalist: Grace Dai, Missouri</p><p data-block-key="fl8cn">Title: The life-cycle of health</p><p data-block-key="fj5qb">Artist Statement: I care for myself by being outdoors, especially with family or my sketchbook. My optimism and mental health soars most when I'm outside, because self-care is like nature; they're both beautiful, intricate systems. Like how a bee pollinates a flower, or how the bird hunts the worm, self-care should be as systematic and natural as life itself.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A drawing of a girl tightly hugging her mother in the middle of the word “Google”." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/10_12-Florida.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A drawing of a girl tightly hugging her mother in the middle of the word “Google”.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="g7nh7">Grades 10-12 National Finalist: Sophie Araque-Liu, Florida</p><p data-block-key="qfhe">Title: Not alone</p><p data-block-key="g8c7">Artist Statement: I care for myself by accepting others’ care for me. Often I struggle to shoulder a burden on my own, and forget that I have so many people, like my mom, who care about me and want to help me. Opening up and letting others support me not only relieves my stress — it also lets me tackle things I could never do on my own.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6lzcn">Over the next few weeks, our panel of judges will establish which of our five national finalists will be chosen as the national contest winner. In addition to having their artwork featured on the Google homepage for 24 hours, the winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology package for their school.</p><p data-block-key="2rjro">Congratulations to our national finalists, and look out for an update on who our 2022 contest winner will be in the next few weeks!</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/our-5-doodle-for-google-finalists-illustrate-self-care/EducationSearchDoodlesarticleOur 5 Doodle for Google finalists illustrate self-careThe votes are in! See the 2022 Doodle for Google National Finalists.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Keyword_image_D4G_Kitten.max-2800x2800.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/our-5-doodle-for-google-finalists-illustrate-self-care/Selly SallahBrand StudioSuicide prevention resources on Google Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/suicide-prevention-resources-on-google-search/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="bvhat"><a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0033354919874074">Three out of four</a> people in the United States come to the internet first with questions about their health and wellness. The pandemic has exacerbated the need for high-quality, timely and actionable health information — in fact, since 2020, people are searching for “<a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;geo=US&amp;q=mental%20health%20hotline">mental health hotline</a>” twice as much as they did before. On Search, we work to connect people in crisis situations to reliable support as quickly as possible.</p><p data-block-key="7btg3">Today, when you search for information about suicide prevention in the U.S., you’ll find a new, easy-to-remember hotline number and chat support at the top of your search results. We’ve updated this to reflect the new national mental health crisis hotline number, 988. Services are provided by the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a network of more than 200 state and local call centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).</p><p data-block-key="fjvuk">Suicide is a leading cause of death among people of all ages globally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (<a href="https://wisqars.cdc.gov/data/lcd/home">CDC</a>), suicide is the second-leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10-14 and 25-34 in the U.S. While Google has included suicide prevention information at the top of relevant search results for many years, this new hotline will make it easier for people in emotional distress and seeking mental health support to get help.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A smartphone screen showing the 988 hotline on Google Search." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/988_Hotline_Image.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="bvhat">With search interest in <a href="https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/9771772/">mental health resources</a> reaching record highs this year, 988 provides a critical lifeline for those in need. "Hope has a new number, and it's 988," says Dr. John Draper, Executive Director of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. "This is a historic moment in our country's approach to mental health. When people call or text 988, they will be connected to trained counselors who will hear them, support them and connect them to resources. With this transition to 988, our hope is to reach so many more people in emotional crisis, and connect them to care."</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Four graphs showing search interest in mental health topics — “mental health therapist,” “mental health help,” “free mental health services” and “mental health counseling” — on the rise." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/fzXUxTR4fcifj2m.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="wcp8u">For over a decade, we’ve worked closely with <a href="https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/9988513?p=crisis_prevention_info">crisis support providers</a> to help people navigate topics like suicide, substance use disorders and domestic violence. In addition to returning helpful information from reliable sources for related queries, we work with local suicide crisis partners to surface high-quality information around the world. Beyond the U.S., suicide hotlines are available in dozens of countries and we recently expanded the feature to Costa Rica, Pakistan and Belgium. We’ll continue working to bring this feature to even more countries.</p><p data-block-key="2opdu">People come to Google looking for information in critical moments, and access to high-quality information is crucial to helping them navigate those moments safely. Providing hotline resources is one way we’re continuing to help people stay safe while they search.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/suicide-prevention-resources-on-google-search/SearchHealtharticleSuicide prevention resources on Google SearchHere’s how Google is helping people find information about suicide prevention and mental health support at the top of search results.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/suicide-prevention-resources-on-google-search/Anne Merritt, MD, MSProduct ManagerSearchTaking pride in our businesseshttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/lgbtq-owned-businesses/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="hjf9w">A couple of years ago, my partner and I moved to Kentucky, not knowing anyone in the state. Before moving, I extensively researched local websites and online magazines, trying to understand the neighborhoods and get a sense of the community. Somewhere along the way I found <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=Lussi+Brown+Coffee+Shop&amp;oq=Lussi+Brown+Coffee+Shop&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j46i175i199i512j0i390l4j69i60.278j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">Lussi Brown Coffee Bar</a>, a local business run by by a queer woman. Not knowing whether I’d get a response, I eagerly reached out through email, asking questions to get a sense of the community. To my delight, the owner, Sarah Brown (she/they), quickly responded and provided an overview of the rich history of the LGBTQ+ community in Lexington. And of course, she shared recommendations of some of their favorite LGBTQ+ owned businesses in the state too!</p><p data-block-key="8brc6">As we moved into town, Sarah and their girlfriend welcomed us with open arms, very much making the community immediately feel like home. And our physical home brought that same love, too. Unintentionally, we rented an apartment on a short street filled with LGBTQ+ folks from their 20s through their 70s — in fact, our neighbors called it Kentucky’s “Barbary Lane,” a nod to the tight knit, beloved street of LGBTQ+ folks in Armistead Maupin’s novel “Tales of the City.”</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A person in a black shirt and shorts sits at a wooden table outside a coffee shop with a rainbow Pride flag hanging in the window" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/image1_nQGIfxx.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="id1pd">Owner Sarah Brown (she/they) outside of their coffee shop, Lussi Brown</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="zcdo5">With that same spirit, we want to make it easier for others to find LGBTQ+ owned businesses in their own community. Starting today, merchants in the U.S. with a verified <a href="https://www.google.com/business/">Business Profile</a> on Google can <a href="https://support.google.com/business/answer/9049526?hl=en&amp;co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid">add an LGBTQ+ owned attribute</a> to their profile, making it easier for customers to find and support them through Search and Maps. This new offering joins the <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/supporting-black-business-owners/">Black-owned</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/abriendo-caminos-new-pathways-latino-owned-businesses/">Latino-owned</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/veteran-small-business/">veteran-owned</a> and <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/empowering-women-led-businesses-map-and-around-world/">women-owned</a> business attributes we already offer, and is yet another way people can support diverse businesses.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph_with_image"><div class="article-module h-c-page"><div class="h-c-grid uni-paragraph-wrap"><div class="uni-paragraph h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3" data-component="uni-article-paragraph"></div></div></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="An attendee of an event co-hosted by NGLCC and Google, sitting in a yellow chair looking forward" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/accelerate.lgbt-austin-23_1.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="z3lbe">As we celebrate Pride, it’s important to remember visibility and representation are critical, all year round. A flag in the window of a small business has the power to bring queer folks together, to celebrate our joy, honor our history, and fight for our diverse community. It’s our hope that this attribute will allow business owners to celebrate their identity and community with the world.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/lgbtq-owned-businesses/SearchMapsDiversity and InclusionarticleTaking pride in our businessesGoogle is announcing the launch of a new LGBTQ+ owned attribute that will be available on Search and Maps for business owners in the U.S.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/BlogHeader.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/lgbtq-owned-businesses/Mackenzie Thomas (she/her)Product & Marketing Inclusion LeadSupporting evolving COVID information needshttps://blog.google/products/search/supporting-evolving-covid-information-needs/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="j63gi">COVID-19 has transformed the way we live, work and interact with each other. Over the course of the pandemic, finding timely, reliable and locally relevant information has been critically important, and people have often turned to Google first to make sense of the new environment. Ever since Search interest in <a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;q=%2Fm%2F01cpyy">coronavirus</a> hit an all-time high in March 2020 worldwide, people’s searches have changed as we’ve moved into new phases of the pandemic.</p><p data-block-key="cen5c">As the pandemic evolves, so do people’s information needs. Our goal is to continue providing timely, fresh and actionable information as some people return to offices, explore travel around the world and navigate everyday life in the safest ways possible.</p><h3 data-block-key="2l8pq">Supporting evolving testing needs</h3><p data-block-key="17afo">At-home testing is a helpful and convenient way to minimize community spread through awareness of COVID status. In the United States alone, search interest in “<a href="https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=2022-05-01%202022-05-31&amp;geo=US&amp;q=at%20home%20covid%20tests">at home covid tests</a>” increased by 170% in May 2022. So starting this month in the U.S., people can more easily find at-home COVID test kits on Google Search. With a quick Search, you can quickly see at-home testing kits available in stores, and nearby testing information provided by local health authorities.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="A smartphone screen showing search results for “at home covid testing”" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/testing.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="j63gi">Empowering travelers</h3><p data-block-key="4m1u2">When you search on Google for travel information, you can see if there’s an advisory or any entry restrictions at your destination, including testing, quarantine or immunization requirements. <a href="https://blog.google/products/travel/helpful-tools-when-youre-ready-travel/">Last spring</a>, we introduced a new option to turn on tracking for these advisories right from the Search results page. You receive an email if the travel requirements change for your selected destination if you’re logged into your Google account. For the United States, you can also view and track travel advisories at the state level.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="An animation of a smartphone screen showing alerts about COVID travel restrictions on Google Search and Gmail" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Tracking_CV-19_Advisories_es1JPis.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="j63gi">Continuing to support vaccination efforts</h3><p data-block-key="cl9mj">With a quick Google Search, you can already find timely information on vaccinations, including boosters, specific vaccine types and appointment availability. This information also includes support for pediatric vaccinations as kids head to summer camp and participate in other seasonal activities. In the U.S, when parents search for “covid vaccine for kids” they can quickly find healthcare providers that offer COVID pediatric vaccinations.</p><h3 data-block-key="5fji">Amplifying authoritative information</h3><p data-block-key="52tsb">Collaborating with trusted partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been critical to getting people the information they need at the right time. We’ve also helped amplify important messages from public health authorities by donating Google Search advertising and related expert assistance. Through this initiative, the WHO has provided more than two billion COVID-related public service announcements, connecting nearly 250 million people to high-quality COVID-19 Information. We recently <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/12/2nd-global-covid-19-summit-commitments/">pledged an additional $150 million</a> in donated Search ads — bringing our total in-kind commitment to more than $1 billion with the overarching goal of connecting people to authoritative information related to COVID-19 and related topics as they search on Google.</p><p data-block-key="fh70h">To make sure people can easily find the information they need about COVID, we’ve built and grown a number of features that further our goal of making healthcare information more accessible to everyone. As the world continues to navigate COVID, Google remains committed to helping reduce friction in accessing health information and care for all.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:30:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/supporting-evolving-covid-information-needs/SearchGoogle.orgHealtharticleSupporting evolving COVID information needsAs the pandemic evolves, so do people’s information needs. Here's how searches have changed, and how we're adapting.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/GoogleHealth-HeaderAnimation_COVID.gifGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/supporting-evolving-covid-information-needs/Hema BudarajuDirector, Google SearchHumans Behind Searchhttps://blog.google/products/search/humans-behind-search/Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/humans-behind-search/SearcharticleHumans Behind Search<p data-block-key="zq7rl">We&#x27;re having conversations with some of the people behind Google Search.</p>Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/humans-behind-search/