Wajam Adds Location to Social Results on Google, Bing, Yahoo

    August 31, 2011
    Chris Crum

We’ve written about Wajam a few times. From my personal user experience, I think these guys are getting social search better than just about everybody, and now they’ve taken it a step further by adding location into the mix.

Wajam is available as a browser extension. It gives you access to results from the social networks you use when such results would make sense the most – while you’re already searching for things.

The company tells WebProNews that they’ve begun rolling out Wajam Places – location-based search results from your friends – in Google, Bing and Yahoo. This includes search results like:

  • friends who LIVE in the city you search for
  • places that your friends have LIKED in this city
  • places your friends have CHECKED-IN to
  • PHOTOS taken by your friends at this location

Wajam Places on Google

Wajam Places on Google

Wajam Places on Bing

Wajam: Get your friends’ knowledge when you need it from Wajam on Vimeo.

A community manager for the company tells us they’re excited about the new offering, but admits there is a challenge to manage with the “huge amount of data” it has.

Wajam recently released another interesting feature, which puts puts its social results on a number of popular sites around the web when you search on them (like eBay, Wikipedia, IMDB and others). Last month, they also started integrating Google+ results in to the mix.


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.