Google Lets Users Thank Those Who Have +1′ed Content Directly Within Search Results

A new Google+/+1 feature has been spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social  information.  Early today State of Search and charliesaidthat noticed a thank you link on an organic listing next to the Google+ users who +1′ed a result.

If logged in as a Google+ user we could get this functionality to appear sporadically on a range of search terms.  In order for the “Thank” link to show, the link in the results had to be +1′ed from a circled user.   This functionality is currently only showing intermittently at the moment.  A Google rep did not comment further on this feature when asked for more information.

If a searcher did choose to thank someone for the +1 they were prompted to thank directly on Google+.  The message automatically contains the original +1er on the post:

This limited visibility post is shown directly on the wall of the user who is doing the thanking.  If you are looking to keep your appreciation of the +1 private, just make sure you don’t add in any other circles to the message:

Bas van den Beld performed a search related to the specific thank you post and found that some users were downright purplexed about the new communication:

So don’t be surprised next time you’re thanked for a +1 on your wall.  We will continue to follow up on this feature and any official announcements.

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Google Lets Users Thank Those Who Have +1′ed Content Directly Within Search Results