It used to be that at the bottom of the webpage, one can see it written, whether the search results are independent or based on your previous activity / search history.

It is the case (it seems) that Google Search results now mandate "scroll and load". I thus had to load 6 times before I can see whether the search results are based on my previous activity.

Is there a way to see whether the search results are based on previous activity, without additional page loads?

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You can find the information in the ellipsis (...) menu when searching, but you may need to scroll down to see the section:

Not personalized. A result is only personalized when it seems helpful for you, based on your Google Account activity.

You can also turn off personalized results in your settings.

  • Doesn't seem to tell if the list is based on my activity. Or do you mean you have to click that for each every search result?
    – Pacerier
    Apr 11, 2023 at 22:47
  • Yes, the information in the popup only applies to one search result. I don't see any other way to do this.
    – Laurel
    Apr 11, 2023 at 23:11

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