Reddit web search on phone

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  • Google has acknowledged efforts to show useful search results without having to add “Reddit” to a query.
  • The company released the Perspectives feature for search this week to aid in this quest.

It turns out that many people append “Reddit” to the end of their search queries. In fact, a February 2022 Android Authority poll found that almost 70% of surveyed readers did so. The tactic suggests Google isn’t showing the content people want to see.

CNBC reports that Google held an all-hands meeting earlier this month where the subject was broached. Prabhakar Raghavan, a senior vice-president of search, told employees that Google was working to display useful results without users having to append “Reddit” to their queries. He also acknowledged user discontentment around the search experience.