Google on Monday in a blog post announced that it would offer additional context about your search results allowing you to learn more about the result or feature and where the information is coming from. The additional context will allow you to make a more informed decision about the sites you may want to visit and what results may be most useful for you.
The additional context will help you especially when you come across sites that you may not have come across before. The new feature will save you the hassle to do another search to do some additional research about those sites.
Google will predominantly show a description of the website from Wikipedia whenever available which provides free, reliable information about tens of millions of sites on the web. The descriptions on Wikipedia are said to offer the most up-to-date verified and sourced information available on Wikipedia about the site. The additional context can potentially offer you context or peace of mind if you haven’t visited the site or heard of it before.
In case a website doesn’t have a Wikipedia description, then Google will show additional context that may be available including when Google first indexed the website. One will also be able to see if your connection to the site is securely based on its use of the HTTPS protocol. The feature has been rolled out in the United States in English on desktop, mobile web, and the Google app on Android.