Originally at https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/03/07/google-gives-presidential-candidates-a-prime-slot-in-search-results/

Google has announced the launch of a new feature, which allows (for the moment) presidential candidates to post directly into search results. 

It allows the candidates to ‘communicate with text, images and videos directly on Google’.

It’s a feature which is currently available only to candidates, though there are plans to expand its use to ‘other prominent figures and organisations’.

You’ll see this for searches on Google.com related to the various candidates. As you can see, Google has given this a prominent position.

Hillary posts

For more general searches, such as the candidate’s name and ‘policies’ or ‘issues’, you’ll see a list of topics like this. 

From there, you’ll can click each issue to see a summary of policies, as well as related news links.

Hillary issues

The blue tick indicates content that the candidate or their team has written for the feature.

cruz pokicies

We can see this for Cruz, Sanders and Clinton, though the versions for Rubio and Trump just show news stories. I’m sure we’ll see more from them once they realise how prominently Google is featuring this.

trump issues

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