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Google showing "Related Searches"

 2:06 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just noticed this, though it may have been there for a while. A simple search shows related searches at the bottom the page.



 1:19 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just noticed it yesterday, glad you saw it also.

It can be seen for a search on [google.com...]

Check the bottom...


 1:29 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

it is geo targetted/dependant ..rustybrick ..from France your link when clicked through shows serp page without this " feature" ..

edit typo

[edited by: Leosghost at 1:31 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2006]


 3:06 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah one of our Senior Account Managers Ray saw it for "contacts." This is likely being drawn from Google Base? Funny that it seems from your example and the one we saw for "contacts" that they throw in a random one at the bottom right. For Jordan it was "Magic Johnson" and for contacts it was "contracts." Could be a special slot at the bottom right for either often co-searched subjects or common mispellings.

I look forward to learning more about this,and hopefully I nice concise explanation from Google. :p

[edited by: Chris_Boggs at 3:08 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2006]


 3:11 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Figured it was possibly US only, but then Danny Sullivan who is in the UK saw it also.

Anyway, I have screen shots at my site.


 3:29 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I don't see the "related searches" right now. They might be testing it.


 7:12 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

They are apparently doing some heavy testing.

I'm seeing a left navigation style menu with "Search for widget" and "Refine widget" listed. Underneath those topics are links to Google News, Images, Maps, Groups, etc.

At the bottom of search results, are more links to "Search" and "Refine".

My coworker sitting next to me loaded a Google search, and the "Refine widget" links are in the top middle of the screen.


 7:30 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Matt Cutts confirmed this testing on another forum (not WebmasterWorld)


 7:32 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I saw it pop up for the first time on the 15th. Seem to be testing it. Used for generic terms like trains, school, duke etc. etc.


 3:14 am on Jan 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

< This post was moved from another location >

Hello everyone. Considering that it's about time for me to stop being a WebmasterWorld stalker, I'd like to forward a discussion starting point involving Google's links to related searches, as shown on *some* of its SERPs.

--> Now, what I would like to *hear* from you (in writing, of course) are some theories revolving around the search terms selected by Google to embed their SERPs with links to related searches.

--> Which search terms were selected by Google when testing this "related searches" features? Are they taken from Google Special Searches, Google Zeitgeist, Google AdWords or from the fundamental American vocabulary?

--> At this point, I consider that these search terms were taken from Google AdWords, meaning that a search term highly-rated (as in: "costly / financially expensive") on Google AdWords will also trigger related searches on its Google SERP.

Thank you for your "Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Anne" greetings, in advance ;-)

[edited by: tedster at 4:25 am (utc) on Jan. 17, 2007]


 12:07 pm on Jan 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Refined search :)

You know even the december opening posts were late.
I noticed this for *cough* location names last autumn.
But in fact it had been around ever since summer. Perhaps longer.
What can i say, one of the major co-ops for the things we are interested in is Lonely Planet, so i feel somewhat reassured ^.^

But if you'd ever wonder again what a refined search is, how the categories are set, who selects the recommended sites etc. ... it's the most trusted sources partnering with G, plus a set of volunteers who signed up through G labs. The whole interface looks like some community site... not sure if you'd get accepted though, we've never tried :P
Naw, i'd assume anyone can join.

Took me one click to find out btw, ( i was curious when i saw we were listed for some refined terms, although it was not an editor picked listing ).

Go and see for yourself at the Co-Op [google.com] page...

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