More Sites Get Google Sitelinks Feature

Dec 19, 2007 • 7:03 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Reports are coming from WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums that more sites are obtaining those much sought after Google Sitelinks. Now that you can get up to 8 Sitelinks for your listing, people simply want them.

My web development company now has them, a search for rustybrick returns 4 Sitelinks beneath the main listing. A couple weeks ago, I did not see Sitelinks for my listing (I believe). The search engine roundtable Google search returned Sitelinks almost since the beginning. Notice how the rustybrick example only shows 4 Sitelinks:

Sitelinks Update

But if I login to Google Webmaster Tools and view the Sitelinks section for that site, I see 6 available links:

Sitelinks Update

In any event, there are some rumors it takes a few weeks for the Sitelinks displayed in Webmaster Tools to update to the main Google search results. Sitelinks is a bit too early to have hard evidence like that and I would suspect, Google would want to make that transition as soon as possible. So we will see.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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tyler dewitt

12/19/2007 06:32 pm

Rusty, Yea if I'm right I think its been like that for awhile now. I was reading somewhere a month or ago about something similar unless I'm confusing it with something else.

Barry Schwartz

12/19/2007 06:46 pm

Right, but now more sites got them. Google did another sitelink update.

Jason Bartholme

12/19/2007 09:22 pm

After reading the post, I was provoked to check for myself and indeed my work site now has Sitelinks. My blog is showing sitelinks in Webmaster Tools, but not live. Oh well, I'll take what they give me.


12/19/2007 10:29 pm

A clients site is showing 8 in webmaster tools, but they are not live yet for any queries I tried. Interestingly two of the sitelinks are for news articles from October (/articleID=11111 type pages). The two pages have no external backlinks and are nothing special in terms of internal weight so it looks like a bug to me. Is anybody else seeing anything like this?

Christos Panayiotou

12/20/2007 09:32 am

We are definately seeing more sites gaining sitelinks at the moment. I'm not sure if you have noticed but if you search for rustybrick on the sitelinks do not appear. With reagards to the webmaster console it is very likely that these extra two links will appear shortly.

Wayne Smallman

01/07/2008 04:31 pm

I'm currently showing 2 Sitelinks 'pending' on Google Webmaster Tools. I first spotted them about 2 week ago, and if my analysis is right, I know the factors responsible for getting Google Sitelinks. I imagine they'll come on-line soon...


01/11/2008 11:54 pm

Hello Wayne What are the factors responsible for getting Google Sitelinks. I would love to know

No Name

07/31/2008 03:36 am

Seems like they appear randomly for now.

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