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New - 12 Site Links?

 11:15 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just noticed a few of my websites have 12 site links now with a new layout. Below is an example of another website I found with them.

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 6:25 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Assuming you searched for studiopress, my search shows 8 sitelinks with the usual layout (no description)


 7:23 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

@imbckagn: i think you are using any plugin or something else, because in Google normal search you won't get any description in site links and second only 8 site links are allowed by Google (in normal and original search).


 9:54 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

That looked so much like a parked page. Hope this is not the future of G!


 10:34 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

imbckagn - I'm seeing that too. Google the BBC for instance. Or Amazon, or any big retailer.


 11:02 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing the normal 8 links with the occasional search box.


 12:41 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

normal links here too (UK)


 2:16 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Looks like this is another one of the many, many tests Google is always running. I can see why they might want to test something like this layout for a navigational search - rather than stretching out many separate results from the same domain the way they currently do so often.


 3:58 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Looks normal here (US) and Amazon doesn't even have a sitelink when I search for their name. I don't use Amazon though, I wonder if this is "interest based".


 4:29 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am in the U.S and no I'm not using any plugins. Two of my websites have these site links and then studiopress was another I found. I wouldn't consider either of my sites to be huge.

I mentioned this before but I always seem to see beta tests or get new features before others for some reason.


 5:03 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

What kind of query triggers this feature? Is it a search for the full domain name [example.com] or just the website name without the extension [Example] or some other keyword phrase.


 7:05 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hope this is not the future of G!

Hope it is in the UK - that will get people hopping over to Bing... not sure what else will :|


 10:30 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

In addition to having 12 sitelinks, another significant part of this is that there are snippets for each one. This is something that was reported here in early March [webmasterworld.com]

that will get people hopping over to Bing

I'm not so sure about that. For example, if someone enters only a domain name in the search box, I can see that they might appreciate direct links into various parts of that site. At least I can see why Google would want to test the idea.


 12:03 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

are there a full set of 9 additional organic results below these enhanced sitelinks, or are there fewer other organic results on the first page?


 1:01 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Get the 12 sitelinks when typing:


- Yes there are still 9 additional organic results below the 12 sitelinks.
- The snippets are the best part because they really provide good information about the specific page.

FYI: I'm not seeing the 12 sitelinks very often now.


 1:46 pm on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

This is coming up for me today on East Coast for multiple words.


 1:22 am on Aug 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

What I would like to know is what triggers this feature to be activated for your website.

Do you need to have your pages coded in a certain way? Certain Tags?

Does this have something to do with the recent buzz around Microformats?


 1:30 am on Aug 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

We've got a more recent thread on the same topic - see Mega Sitelinks - everybody can see big sitelinks now [webmasterworld.com] It looks like this is mostly triggered by navigational queries and something in Google's algorithm. It's clearly not microformats.

In order not to have two threads on the same topic, we're locking this one and taking the discussion over to the more recent thread [webmasterworld.com]

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