Posted July 17, 2007 12:18 pm by with 15 comments

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It’s been nearly four months since Google let Google Notebook out of beta, but it was just today I noticed that they’ve integrated Google Notebook into search engine results pages:
Google SERP featuring note this linked to notebook

Click on the “Note this” link and the text changes to read “Duly noted” (which I do think is just a little cute) and pops up a Google Notebook window:
Google SERP with Google Notebook overlay
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In the Notebook window, you can add comments to your saved search results, create new notes and comment on them, and manage various notebooks:
Google Notebook expanded

I could definitely see myself using this feature when conducting research for future reference (if I were signed in and remembered to do so). I would think that creating different notebooks for different research subjects would be pretty handy. In Google Notebooks (accessible by

One note for improvement: make the Notebook window draggable. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how to move it anywhere but anchored to the lower right part of the screen.

The “Note this” option seems to appear only when you’re signed in to Google.

UPDATE: As noted in the comments, this has long been a feature for Google Notebook users’ SERPs. However, I was not signed up with Google Notebook before today. I also verified that this the “Note this” link appears for my other Google account, which is not signed up with Google Notebook either.

  • This is actually old. It has been integrated for those who had Google Notebook active for months now.

  • I haven’t really looked at notebook but have seen it in the list of tools.

    I find myself using more and more Google tools because they are useful yet I feel I shouldn’t be encouraging G to get any bigger than it already is.

    Worryingly I also found G’s web history tool. It worries me who else has access to this data especially when I am conductive competitive research.

  • I’m not a Google Notebook user and so not seeing the new ‘Note this’ link. Jordan did you recently sign up for Google Notebook?

    It does look like a nice feature. It’s something to get me to take a look at Notebook at least.

  • Jordan McCollum

    To my knowledge, I never signed up for Google Notebook, so I was pretty surprised to see this in the SERP.

  • “To my knowledge, I never signed up for Google Notebook, so I was pretty surprised to see this in the SERP.”

    Thats G for yah ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “We don’t care if you need it, you GOT it”

  • This is another test product under Google lab… may not come to live eventually.

  • Hello My Dear Friends…

    Google provides a new feature Google notebook during SERPs. But you are see this fature only when you are signed in Google.

  • Thanks for that pointer. Hadn’t actually seen it but it could be useful. I know I keep popping Notepad up every now and again just to keep note of things. I tried using different utilities including a post-it gadget for the Vista toolbar, but they never stuck. I wonder if Google Notebook will succeed where others have failed ….

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  • I’d love to hear from someone who actually uses this feature and finds it useful. Personally, I haven’t reached that point.

  • I think this notebook is still on experimental process…I doubt it is helpful to most people

  • You only see this fature only when you are signed in Google, if not, you won’t see it.

  • Jordan McCollum

    Which is why the post says, “The ‘Note this’ option seems to appear only when youโ€™re signed in to Google.”

  • Google is keep improving…. I think Yahoo and MSN need to work hard ๐Ÿ˜›

    P/s : Yahoo and MSN is recently change their apperance and add features , what is your comment ?

  • Google becomes to have more influence power, hope it can really practise “don’t be evil” and not turn to become another Microsoft.