Google Showing "See More Results From..." Less Often Now?

Apr 29, 2013 • 8:45 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

A Google Web Search Help thread has complaints from searchers that Google is showing the "see more results from..." feature a lot less often.

It appears that it is now only showing for navigational queries only, such as [search engine roundtable] but not for long tail queries such as [google sitelinks forums].

Here is what works currently:

Google See More Results From...

But if you search for something less navigational, you don't get it:

Google See More Results From Gone

You once did, as we have a picture of this exact query from 2009:

Google See More Results From Old

This is a feature that went live as far back as 2005 and now Google seems to be limiting it.

Google's Jessica responded in the Google Web Search Help saying this is still working but showed a navigation query. She wrote:

Could you please provide examples for which you currently don't see that this it and know that you had previously seen that it was working? I'm seeing that it's working for an example like EPSN.go.com (see screenshot below).

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

Update: Google's Jessica confirmed it has been removed in these cases. She wrote:

It sounds like the examples everyone has given are about discussions. "More results from" forums is unfortunately no longer available. I'm sorry to hear the change is disappointing and frustrating to those who posted here about it.

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Comments:

Stormy

05/17/2013 06:24 pm

Ugh, what a fucking nuisance. First they made finding cached pages harder, now this. - xP

archie

06/11/2013 06:23 am

yeah, what the hell is wrong with google. aren't you supposed to be making your service better? somebody should get fired for this

Human Man

06/21/2013 02:04 am

Are you surprised? Google is no longer in the "we care about empowering people with technology and so will make things that are cool and helpful" phase of the company. The new, current phase is "we've got you right were we want you, and so you'll do it our way, and if you don't like it, too bad" phase. Look around you, the evidence of this shift is overwhelming. It's the same misguided thinking that drives Google's desperate efforts to push a "mobile internet" on people. "You can view X from here, but not there. And you can view Y from there, but not here!" Meanwhile the data is the same no matter where it is accessed. It's just another 'dirty' effort by Google to control how people access information, ultimately to increase their profits (because they're not profitable enough yet? I guess). So you see, Google used to be an information aggregate, serving a well-understood position that is subservient to information and people's needs. Now Google aims to be information gatekeepers, exploiting their vast position and reach, in order to facilitate increasing amounts of control. 'Give us your phone number, addresses, friends, give it to us all! (because, well we make lists and profiles about you that you have no access to, but that we will happily share with governments and any profit enterprises that benefit us.)' If that's not "evil" i don't know what is. Shame on you Google.

Spook SEO

02/03/2014 03:45 am

Nice attention Barry, this feature was available in the searches but with the passage of time it is removed from the Google’s searches and I found that there are more links from a particular site than a single one with “more results for….” It is sometimes good for the site owners and sometime have a negative impact when you have more than one result in the same page.

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