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New Google Results Format

Discussion in 'Google' started by digitalpoint, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. #1
    The last few days, I've seen this format coming and going on Google results, so finally I decided to take a screenshot. :)
    SEMrush
    When the top listing (I've only seen it for the #1 listing so far) has the potential for more than one listing, instead of 2 listings (with the 2nd one being indented), it gets one listing, then 4 "sub-listings".

    Personally, I really like the format, and hope Google goes live with it across the board.

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  2. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    I've seen it too. But I've seen a few listings get some pretty weird 2-4th place listings underneath it. I think its still pretty much in alpha, as it crops up about 2-3% of the time for me.
     
    lorien1973, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  3. sji2671

    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    #3
    That is a nicer way to show the serps.
     
    sji2671, Aug 11, 2005 IP
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #4
    Looks sweet at first glance, then I begin to wonder how this really will enhance the experience for searchers.
     
    petertdavis, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  5. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    Right now I see it happening for most major companies (and some small ones too). Funny thing is it does it with a search of yahoo and msn, but not google. heh

    Well, it gives the users more options to deep-link locations (rather than just one) and also takes out the 2nd listing for the company, so the site that was #11 (2nd page of results) is now #10. So they also get one more site to pick from on the first page of results.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  6. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #6
    How does it determine which links to display as sub-listings?
     
    Crazy_Rob, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  7. mopacfan

    mopacfan Peon

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    If I told you, I'd have to kill you...
     
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  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #8
    It's a good question... I couldn't figure it out. I know it's *not* based on the sites normal relevancy ranking for the query (if you turn filtering off, the ones at the top of the normal results are not necessarily the ones that show).
     
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  9. Connect

    Connect Guest

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    #9
    Sounds like a very good idea indeed.
     
    Connect, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  10. GeorgeB.

    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    Looks like a great way to help people find specific things on your site but I Google is such a small percentage of my overall traffic on my sites I couldnt care either way.
     
    GeorgeB., Aug 11, 2005 IP
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    Hmmmm... the first link for vBulletin's extra links is:

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&si=0&oi=smap&q=http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/

    It has oi=smap in the URL, so now I'm wondering if Google is taking the priority value (set per URL) from Google Sitemaps, and using that to make the determination of what gets displayed?

    If so, that's a good enough reason for me to actually use Google Sitemaps. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 11, 2005 IP
  12. GADOOD

    GADOOD Peon

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    #12
    Well it's not really that great is it, as surfers will focus more of their time scowering the results from 1 entry in the top 10. Don't we want them to keep scanning down until they hit our sites? Sure it's brilliant if you're #1 'cos you're going to get more of the users time - and if they decide the first place isn't that relevant, even after looking at the sub-sections and what-not, they will move on.... I certainly aren't getting a boner of this idea... looks dire for those who aren't at number #1 !
     
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  13. bobu

    bobu Peon

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    #13
    Hello,

    Do you think the sitemaps do that?
    There must be something else: the titles are custom made.
     
    bobu, Aug 27, 2005 IP
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    zman Peon

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    #14
    That alone is a good improvement.
     
    zman, Aug 27, 2005 IP
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    bobu Peon

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    #15
    I have done a little research and it seams that they are done algoritmical.
    www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3528611
    www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/30829.htm
    www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/30955.htm
     
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  16. irongloves

    irongloves Active Member

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    SaN-DeeP Well-Known Member

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    #17
    i saw the word Community appearing for some search results on google..
    besides Neowin forums.
     
    SaN-DeeP, Aug 27, 2005 IP
  18. Jim_Westergren

    Jim_Westergren Notable Member

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    #18
    On the query SEO, SEOChat is the lucky one. Noticed it today.
     
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    #19
    yes this is rather cool idear
     
    Boston_JM, Aug 28, 2005 IP
  20. kmike

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    #20
    It isn't based on sitemaps for sure. Our site doesn't have a sitemap, but the custom links are still shown.
    It looks like the nav links are shown based on their frequency on site's pages.
     
    kmike, Aug 28, 2005 IP