Have you seen this Google experiment?

by Tamer 7 replies
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I've always wanted to see more of the page (in search results), before I click/visit the link...

I saw this and I jumped off my chair!



Did anybody see this live?

It looks that this experiment is not available for all data centers.

Google has to be careful whenever it thinks about implementing a new search-related feature. The company regularly tests out unannounced new features across a small percentage of its users to see if they are worth implementing on a wider scale (this is called bucket testing).
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  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
    For us non-techies ... what is gnuplot and why is your search screen cap so important?

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    • Profile picture of the author rockgold
      I agree with Barbara. Please explain to us non techies what this is?
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  • Profile picture of the author clogmoney
    Not sure I would like to see any more content in my search result
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    I don't see what is technical about that screen cap- look at how much text is being shown from the site compared to what Google usually shows.

    It doesn't matter if you don't know the subject matter of gnuplot. That is not the point here.
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  • Too much content already...do we need more?

    Arindam

    Originally Posted by timtim2500 View Post

    This is Cool

    I've always wanted to see more of the page (in search results), before I click/visit the link...

    I saw this and I jumped off my chair!



    Did anybody see this live?

    It looks that this experiment is not available for all data centers.

    SOURCE.

    Tamer
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    As long as its optional I don't have a problem with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamer
    Hello guys...

    first... I've not made a search for gnuplot... (which is an old/advanced command line program).

    That search was done by the editor at techcrunch.com
    (I have no idea if he/she was looking for that specific term, or was just giving an example of the new feature).

    > Not sure I would like to see any more content in my search result

    > look at how much text is being shown from the site compared to what Google usually shows.

    > Too much content already...do we need more?

    Well, you are all correct... the current amount of contents shown by google is sufficient.

    I was just saying that there are some times (specially when i search for things which are normally hard to find), that It would be useful to make
    sure the page is "really" talking about that topic (rather than just having the phrase mentioned here or there).

    As Scott said, this will be optional (if it even sees the light!)...
    so the default will be the least amount of page contents (i think),
    with 2 options to increase the portion that you see before you visit.

    Thought I have to clarify this..
    Tamer

    P.S. It seems to me that this new feature shows a meta description and on-page content, this makes it easier (for searcher) to differentiate between good pages with real useful contents compared to keyword-generated list/links or the MFA websites...etc..

    As usual .. $0.02
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