Global search engine, Google, has begun testing a feature that will warn users when their search terms yield unreliable results.
The feature is reportedly designed to give users extra context about new information such as indicating that search results are changing quickly.
According to Google’s search liaison, Danny Sullivan, “When anybody does a search on Google, we’re trying to show you the most relevant, reliable information we can. But we get a lot of things that are entirely new”.
He said when a search is completed, a box appears above the results informing users that “it looks like these results are changing quickly,” adding that “if this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources.”
If and when it is completely implemented, the new feature will add to Google’s recent efforts to keep users informed on the quality of their search results.