How To Turn Off Google's Annoying New 'Personal Results'

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Google recently rolled out its “Search Plus Your World” product, which essentially turns every Google search into a Google+ search.”A little help from your friends,” Google says on its new Search Plus info page.

The new Search might be helpful if every result wasn’t tied to a Google+ page, that is.

Now, if you search for “sushi” images, you might get back an image result a friend has posted to Google+ (versus a result that’s relevant because it has climbed the ladder of Google’s PageRank algorithm).

Regardless of whether Google’s “Personal Results” raiseĀ anti-trust issues or not, these new results can be pretty annoying.

Here’s how to turn off “Search Plus Your World.”

Here's a Google Search that now automatically uses Search Plus Your World. It's filled with little Google+ avatar icons.

Click the cog in the top right corner of your screen (assuming you're signed in) and click Search Settings.

Click this box to turn off personal search by default.

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