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February 19, 2007

New Google Plus Box for Financial Information

Remember the ManyBox (or Plus Box) that shows up next to Google search results that are connected to a physical location, like a local business or an organization? "What Plus Box?", you'll ask me. Well, this one:

Google tests a new Plus Box for stock quotes. If a site is connected to a business listed on a stock exchange, you'll see a link that says: "stock quote for GOOG", for example. If you expand the box, you'll get information from Google Finance about the stock and the company.

Unlike the OneBox results that show up at the top of the search results or at the bottom of the page, Plus Boxes are connected to individual search results and give more information about the context of the site. We can expect to see more expandable boxes in the months to come.

{ Via Vygantas Lipskas. }


  1. To see the Plus Boxes, try these Google data centers and search for "google", "computers", "oil company" etc.

  2. Here's a previous version of this Plus Box. This seems to be more cluttered, but it shows a lot of interesting things from the site. Initially, the box was enabled for all the search results.

  3. The Finance Plus Box seems to be live for everyone. I checked three computers from different places.