Google Removes File Size From Search Results Page

Jun 15, 2009 • 8:23 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

It appears that Google has quietly removed the file size figure from the search results. I am not sure when this happened, it could have been a year ago, but it did happen.

A year and a half ago I took a screen capture of a search result for my company rustybrick and it had the file size of the page listed in the search results.

File Size Gone from Google

Now, the same search, does not return the file size:

File Size Gone from Google SERPs

A WebmasterWorld thread recently noticed this go missing from the search results. Most people are in favor of removing the file size label, being that many people have broadband connections these days. They rather see other information listed in the search results, such as if the site is in flash or if there is video or PDFs on the page, as opposed to the file size of a given web page.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Richard V. Burckhardt

06/16/2009 02:29 am

I noticed it last week in the serps. I want it back! As an SEO, it's very useful information. Of course, that COULD be why Google removed it. ;-)

seoz87

06/16/2009 03:49 am

twitted it on June 11 :P

Rob Abdul

06/16/2009 09:08 am

Richard you're right!

Petru

05/23/2010 05:05 pm

How can you get this information now? Is there a firefox plugin or something like that to "enhance" the google results? thanks.

Mork

02/14/2011 06:01 pm

wow, lame!!

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