Google’s long-standing effort on making its search engine results pages more personalized continue with the roll out of a new feature – marking search results with cutesy, yellow star icons.
Actually, Stars are replacing the SearchWiki, which according to the Official Google blog didn’t get to be appreciated by users especially since it changes the order of Google’s organic search results. So, as an alternative way of marking and rediscovering web content provided by Google search results – marking them with Stars is a more lighweight and flexible solution.
To mark a search result with the star icon, you simply need to click the star marker. Once marked, the next time you do a search, all your previous starred items related to your current search will appear in a special list at the top of your results.
The Star feature syncs with Google Bookmarks and Google Toolbar. And while you are browsing the web, you can quickly click on the star icon to favorite a webpage and place it on the list of items that you have starred.
Google is rolling out the Star feature in search globally in the next few days.