Google Tests

Google Answering Questions in Autocomplete

Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Well this is something I haven’t seen before, Google answering questions in the autocomplete.      I find it quite strange how Google is showing these types of answers from only typing in 3 characters. While the conversion calculator is very useful on Google, I wouldn’t have thought that it would be one of the [...]

Google Auto Suggest Listing Websites You Have Never Visited

Posted by on April 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

#WTF   I don’t think I need to say anything other than that and show the screenshot below – where the auto suggest on Google is listing websites that I have never visited before;     I’ve seen this before where Google shows websites that you have previously visited, but never for websites that you [...]

Google Testing Grey Navigation Bar

Posted by on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Just spotted that Google are testing a grey navigation bar instead of the usual black one. It makes the browser look a lot more like what you would expect to see while using your computer’s file system opposed to an internet browser. Maybe this is Google’s way of getting people used to interacting with the [...]

Book Series Showing in Search Results

Posted by on July 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

While browsing around the web today I noticed something that I have never seen before which is that Google is showing book series as direct answers within the search results, and (as you would expect with Google’s usual evil ways) this is above all of the other natural search results.  Below is a screenshot from [...]

Google Testing Images in Instant Search

Posted by on July 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Spotted a nice little test that Google is running at the moment whereby images are being listed in instant search as seen below;     And when adding the next letter;     This is not something that I have seen before and couldn’t get any images to display when checking on another computer. It [...]

Google Best Guess Snippet in Search Results

Posted by on October 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Spotted an interesting snippet at the top of the Google search results yesterday when having a snoop around. The query was for “Who owns Expedia” and Google is showing me a ‘Best Guess’. This seems to be a test at the moment as I haven’t been able to spot any other queries where this shows, [...]

Do You Have Positive Reviews?

Posted by on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

It looks like Google is doing more tests along the lines of reviews. Recently there has been a lot of information regarding places pages and the amount of reviews showing next to that business Then there was the announcement by Google that any negative reviews can actually harm your rankings in their blog post, Being bad [...]

Google Testing Meta Desc

Posted by on December 12, 2010 at 8:24 am

It looks like Google is testing out a new meta description on the first listing below with “Jump to Home working“. An interesting twist to the site links like in the second listing below. After watching this recent video by Matt Cutts I would imagine there is nothing that can be done about this, even [...]

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