Have you ever thought about beating Google in their own game ? Probably, few internet geeks make like to try out so. But Amit Agarwal – an avid internet user and professional blogger from Digital Inspiration – has leapfrogged Google by producing a perfect blend of search results and social analytic.
Amit has developed a tool which is internally powered by Google Custom Search and jQuery. Once installed with your Chrome, Firefox or Internet explorer, tool produces the search results along with social sharing buttons which will help you to understand which result has been shared maximum times. Currently, the tool is limited to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ but we can expect to see LinkedIn soon with it.
Undoubtedly this is a great initiative by him. This will help users to further rank the search results based upon their pre-engagement ratio over social networks. The better content will be, more number of mentions would be displayed.
The result will be further enhanced with image thumbnails. Which means it will display the thumbnail image along with the most shared stories on internet.
Many of us find it very useful especially those who owns a website or blog and would like to see the search result related to their web property along with social media mentions. The result would be displayed in glance and would help to understand the social media matrix related to their site – just like below one:
However, when I tried to install it with my browser by using this command – as guided by Amit – I failed to see any change in search results produced by the browser installed in my system. Probably, I am missing some aspect of the installation but overall when I visited the site, specifically meant for such type of search results, I was pleased by the outcome.
Indeed, it’s a great tool for all those who pay serious attention to their social media ranking and sharing. SEO experts can also use this tool for a perfect optimization analysis of a site with a mix of Google search and social media. However, a browser extension or a browser plugin of this tool with self-search functionality will make it more value-worth for all nerds spending hours over Google search.
I won’t be surprise if Google integrate the same tool or similar functionality – probably as a result of being influenced by this tool – with their search results. Infact, Google can cover a step further if the results can be filtered based upon average of social sharing numbers !