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google search results - show categories ?
good search result categories

Msg#: 4456388 posted 1:13 pm on May 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone!

Was just wondering if there's any tutorials on how to adapt a website's code so that when it shows up in Google's search results, it has the websites categories listed below ?

eg. if google results looked like this...

Bobby's Shoe Store

Stiletto Shoes <-- how do you do this ?
Wedge Shoes <--
Running Shoes <--

(site description here)



Msg#: 4456388 posted 12:27 pm on May 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

From what i know, the displaing or not of website categories in search results are decided by google algorithm.
From what i noticed, it shows the categories if they have PR 2+ .


Msg#: 4456388 posted 4:42 pm on May 23, 2012 (gmt 0)


I don't think that's correct. I've seen a new site with PR1 and it does it for that?


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4456388 posted 11:35 am on Jun 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Are you thinking of Site links?
We only show sitelinks for results when we think they'll be useful to the user. If the structure of your site doesn't allow our algorithms to find good sitelinks, or we don't think that the sitelinks for your site are relevant for the user's query, we won't show them.

At the moment, sitelinks are automated. We're always working to improve our sitelinks algorithms, and we may incorporate webmaster input in the future. There are best practices you can follow, however, to improve the quality of your sitelinks. For example, for your site's internal links, make sure you use anchor text and alt text that's informative, compact, and avoids repetition.

Reference: Sitelinks - Webmaster Tools Google

You could also consider using Schema.
Google currently supports rich snippets for people, events, reviews, products, recipes, and breadcrumb navigation, and you can use the new schema.org markup for these types, just as with our regular markup formats. Because we’re always working to expand our functionality and improve the relevance and presentation of our search results, schema.org contains many new types that Google may use in future applications.

Reference: schema.org FAQ Webmaster Tools - Google

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