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Google today announced a new feature for Google Search that highlights in-depth articles related to your search queries. Google says while many users just want a quick answer, its own research indicates that about 10% of people are looking for links to more in-depth stories. Over the next few days, then, the search engine will start highlighting these kind of articles on its search results pages.

Update: I mistakenly believed the box would appear in the Google Search sidebar, but a Google spokesperson just told me it’ll appear in the main search results column. I have updated this post and headline to reflect this.

It’s not clear how Google will determine that an article is “in-depth,” though chances are it will look for high-quality, long-form stories from a select number of sources. All Google will say is that the results “are ranked algorithmically based on many signals that look…

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