Now You Can Filter for Forum Post Results with Google

Paul Lilly

Sometimes the best answer to your question can be found in a forum, so why doesn't Google integrate forum results into its search by default? As of Wednesday, it does.

In a blog post, Google said the new addition to its search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic. For queries that qualify, you'll see indented discussions Google deems relevant somewhere on the search page. Type in ' How to overclock ,' for example, and Google spits out three forum posts on the subject halfway down the page and sorted by date. You can then click to expand more results from whichever forum Google linked to (in this case, TomsHardware).

"We hope this features gives you a deeper view into the relevant content available on sites throughout the web -- even when that content spans multiple pages or discussions," Google wrote.

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