Search engine giant Google has started showing Google+ brand pages on its search results, it has been discovered.
According to All About Content, the company has started showing Google+ Pages in its search results, giving updates from brands which have a verified page on Google+.
The ads will not only work to advertise the brands but, also promote Google's own social networking platform to the masses. As of now, only a handful of Google+ Pages seem to appearing in its search results, including the ones belonging to Fox News, Macy's and AT&T.
When users are logged in with their Google account, the Google+ Pages in their search results appear with an option to add the page to their Circles should they wish to do so. The option stops appearing when users are not logged in.
"The creation of a page will not influence your ranking in web results. We are always improving our algorithms to provide the most relevant search results," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to c|net.
"While Google+ Pages will be ranked like other search results, content from a page, such as recent posts, may appear as annotations attached to its associated Web page under the sitelinks when the latter appears as a regular search result." the spokesperson informed.