Goggles for Brave Search is a new, innovative way for users to choose their own ranking algorithm for search queries. By default, Brave Search does not have any hidden algorithms that alter search results to favor any specific domains, political leanings, or any other factors. Goggles puts users in control of how their queries are ranked or filtered when searching.
To start using Goggles, simply perform a search at search.brave.com and click the
Goggles tab on the results page (outlined above). Once selected, the
Discover section will appear with Goggles suggestions you may want to apply to your query. Note that the Goggles available at launch are "demos", created by Brave as examples so users can see and understand the impact Goggles can have. These will be removed once the community begins constructing their own (more information on creating custom Goggles at the bottom of this article).
Each box in the
Discover section is a specific Goggle that can be applied to the search results of your query. Simply click on the desired Goggle to have it applied to the current query and observe the change in results. For example, the first image below shows the default (no Goggles applied) search results for "brave":
The next image shows the same search query as before, but with the "Tech blogs" Goggles applied:
Observe that the results change drastically when Goggles is applied.
Viewing all available Goggles
To view all public Goggles available for use with Search, click on the
Show More option on the bottom of the discover section. The next page will display a list of all publicly available Goggles. Note again that this list will increase once the Community begins submitting custom created Goggles.
Additionally, you can use this page to "follow" specific Goggles. Followed Goggles will appear in the Discover section automatically for easy access to your favorite or most used Goggles. You may also click
About this Goggle to view more information, including the source code and the author of the Goggle, for any individual Goggle.
Creating Custom Goggles
Users can also create their own custom Goggles for use with Brave Search. To submit your custom created Goggles, click the Create your own Goggles option, then enter the Goggles URL and hit Submit on the next page.
For an in-depth guide on how to create your own custom Goggles, please see this article provided by Brave Team.