Status_203 - 3:08 pm on Nov 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Regarding using nosnippet rather than an extra "tag", and removing the need for searchers to visit the site:
In all the searches I've tried the text highlighted on the preview was also the text used in the snippet. Is anybody seeing anything else?
I have to admit my first reaction was "OMFSM! How dare they!", but I'm growing to like it (as a webmaster). I do wonder though if it's going to favour micro-focused pages, as they will be the most likely to have readable text (headings and subheadings) readable in the preview.
I have a "justification/description" for one of my sites in large text next to the logo/ above the navigation, and it shows up nicely. If this becomes widely used I can see all those blog posts about page formatting for scanning web readers being rehashed all over again!
Back to huge unstyled H1s and H2s we go! ;)