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A richer hashtag experience in Google Search

The #hashtags you see in Google+ posts are a useful way to discover conversations around a particular topic. In May we added related hashtags to the Google+ stream, turning any post into an opportunity to go deeper and explore what’s interesting to you.

Today we’re bringing a richer hashtag experience to Google Search. Here’s how it works:

- When you search on Google for a hashtag, say [#AmericasCup] or [#WaterfallWednesday], a set of relevant Google+ posts may appear to the right of regular results.
- You’ll only be able to see posts that have been shared publicly or shared with you.
- If you click on any of these posts you'll go to Google+, where you'll see the full set of relevant posts.
- You'll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites.

Today's update will be available (initially) to English language users in the US and Canada on google.com and google.ca. It’ll be live within the next few hours, so give it a go and let us know what you think.

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This is a very exciting, and powerful, Google+ integration.
I was already blown away with how hashtags worked within Google+, but this... this is the mother of all hashtags.

Google, you just hit a home run!!!
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I only wish the hashtags would work in the comments, too...  They used to.
 
Impressive +Zaheed Sabur, I really like it! Are there any plans to add same post-style results for Twitter, Facebook and other social networks (not the links to them only) ?
 
Does this only work with trending hashtags or with any hashtags?
 
Great stuff! Thanks for share!
 
+Neeraj Thakur They don't come up in the search, is what I meant! :-)
People used to use their own hashes to be able to find a post later, so they commented with something like #Jaanatip  but it doesn't work anymore.
 
+Jaana Nyström Ah! darn. Lovely to meet btw. We have used your tips at our Gobsmacked G+ community. Thanks.

Can someone else in the US or Canada, try hashtags that's not trending hashtags -- try replicate our issue?
 
+Rini Das it does work on general hashtags, they don't have to be trending.
 
ok thanks +Jaana Nyström I meant .. if possible to know.. will also be available in Italy on Google.it? And if yes, when?
 
And, for that matter, when will it be available for (the rest of) Europe?
 
How to appear, I tried to search for a tag, and does not appear related content found.
 
D'oh! There goes my ability to search for C preprocessor keywords ;-)
 
Thanks +Brad Brewer -- Can you try #socialselling and #insidesales
We can find it for many common hashtags from Twitter, but for some reason no posts (may be no one used it publicly) are showing up with those.
Thanks my friend for helping out.
 
Nice +Peter D glad to hear it (though my comment was somewhat tongue in cheek anyway) :)
 
Is there a way to stop g+ from adding hashtags when I post something?   If I want a hashtag I'll add it myself; I  do not want my content  magically edited when I submit it.
 
The only thing that annoys me, how it has the same downfalls as Twitter and Facebook. Hash tags that are complex. Spaces fair enough, what about hyphens? #now-a-days it should be supported, no? (It is on the view but not on the insert, or on update) What about #Don 't should work #shouldn 't it? Please fix the edge cases...if you can.
 
Maybe that's the way to the semantic search? Other POV.
 
"#hashtag got very much popularity among people and it's the best way to search the required data. Thanks for sharing such an amazing and informative news through your post to spread the knowledge among other people who are working in the online environment.
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I have a question for y'all. At what point does a hashtag feature in Google+/YouTube comments then become worthy of the Right-Hand appearance in search?! I searched for a Hashtag that I knew to be used in Google+ that was sharted publicly but it didn't appear on the right-hand side when I searched it... So there must be a parameter that I can't see that warrants the worthiness of the hashtag to tie in Google+ conversations.

Anyone? Thanks
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