Google Tests Additional Sitewide Searchbox Within SERPs

Mar 5, 2008 - 9:16 am 5 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Yesterday, I got a few tips about a new Google search box when you search for certain authority websites (e.g. Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, NYTimes, etc.) I haven't seen it myself but Barry was able to reproduce it and blogged about his findings at Search Engine Land. Here's a screenshot of what he saw:

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Why does that search box exist? As Matt Cutts says:

If you do a search like [imdb] it's often because you're looking for a specific movie page. So a search box helps you find and get to that page much faster.

Personally, I actually go to www.imdb.com and bypass Google entirely. But with the flurry of tips and people spotting this new change, I must be the anomaly. ;)

Most people are finding this useful, but one is a bit disturbed by this:

seems as if this is going to kill site search functions and (cough) greatly expand the google search network...

Forum discussion continues at Search Engine Watch Forums, DigitalPoint Forums, Sphinn, and WebmasterWorld.

 

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