Monday, September 29, 2008

Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results

Small, Medium or Large no longer just for T-Shirts but for what your search results look like. Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results on TechCrunch talks about the variable length, user-chosen descriptions that Google may one day offer. It is based on a user selecting either a short description to show - that would just be the title; a medium description - what you see today; or a long description - what you see today plus a snippet. It would certainly benefit sites that have good title tags (nothing new), appealing meta tags (nothing new), and tons of text-based content (nothing new). Some webmasters voice interesting concerns in the comments of this article.

Image available in the article. It may never come to fruition but worth knowing that they are testing it.

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