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Google drops "useful links" in SERPs from info command operator

     
7:22 pm on Nov 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Google has confirmed to Search Engine Land that it's dropped the additional useful links in SERPs from the info command operator.
The useful links provided additional information such as
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[searchengineland.com...]
5:36 am on Nov 10, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I know these resources were useful for many reasons, but personally, I'm glad they're gone.
11:49 pm on Nov 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Why are you glad they're gone?
12:55 am on Nov 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello jsamuels77 and welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

If your question is serious, I'll take the time to answer.

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Why send user to competition when they searched for terms you ranked high with?

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Why send user to competition when they searched for terms you ranked high with?

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Rarely ever displayed. Replaced by Site Links for some sites, only displayed when query included site name.

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Why send user to competition when they searched for terms you ranked high with?

These are my personal opinions and I'm not attempting to convince anyone of my reasoning. The links are now gone, so good riddance to them.
2:39 am on Nov 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yep it was serious, and thanks for the detailed reply.
8:23 am on Nov 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Why send user to competition when they searched for terms you ranked high with?


They haven't stopped doing that, they have just removed a tool that allows users to choose to do it.

If you search for my (registered trade mark) business name, you still get a box with "People also search for..." ...all my local competitors.

Using my brand name to advertise somebody else's similar or identical services is trade mark infringement, but that hasn't ever bothered Google. It isn't personal, or picking on businesses that can't afford to fight it (for example, try searching for Apple, which has the same effect in the UK), but sooner or later someone who can afford to do it will probably sue them.