Google Drops "Search within results" Search Box?

Nov 25, 2009 • 8:37 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Back in March 2008, Google began testing search boxes in the search results, it was later seen more often as Google began to like the tests they have seen from it.

Now, it seems like it is gone for most queries. I still see it for a search on new york times, but it is gone for searches like amazon.com or ebay.

Here is an older picture of how that looked:

Google Search Box Within Search Box

Now, this box does not show up.

There are some complaints about this not showing up for most searches at Google Web Search Help.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

aaron wall

11/25/2009 01:56 pm

certain brands asked that to not show up for their brands...I believe it was amazon or ebay that was one of the initial complainers, but it still shows for IMDb today. I think publishers could opt out on a site by site basis.

Neil Jackson

11/25/2009 02:04 pm

Yes I thought Amazon opted out early on. Still available here in UK for 'argos'

Neil Jackson

11/25/2009 02:08 pm

While not a big deal I never saw where you could opt out - thoughts?

Jayaramaiah12

01/20/2011 03:12 pm

Google was very helpful all these years finding search within results now feel deserted to go for a specific site results please help me how search more efficently for specific results jayaramaiah12@gmail.com

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