Google recently announced a new way for users to find information using Search - Web Search. While the name can be a bit confusing, the premise is quite simple. Web Search allows users to find information quickly and easily without any distractions like sponsored content and shopping results.

This can be very useful if the content you are looking for is buried deep within other information and is hard to find. While it does not completely remove these elements, it prioritizes text-based links, so product images and sponsored content appear much lower in the search results.

More importantly, when you use the new Web Search, Google will not show you AI Overviews, which are AI-generated summaries of information regarding a particular search query. Web Search is already available to users and here we've explained how you can enable it and narrow down your search results right now.

Using Web Search For More Relevant Results

You can use Web Search when searching for something on Google directly from the search results page.

  1. Open Google Search and enter a query in the search box, such as best indoor plants before pressing the 'Enter' key.
  1. When you get the search results, click on the three vertical dots next to the 'More' option and then click on the 'Web' option.
  1. When you do so, your search results will change, showing only links to different web pages.

Besides making it easier for users to find relevant information quickly, Google's new Web Search can help businesses that have trouble appearing in search results using a single click. Web Search is an improvement over regular Google Search, but it is important to understand that Google will still prioritize results that promote the company.

Additionally, the Top Stories that appear in regular Google Search Results can often provide helpful information, which you may miss out on with Web Search. Link to Reddit posts and YouTube videos are not blocked with the new search, so basically it acts like a filter that removes featured snippets and knowledge panels.