Google Tests Removing Estimated Number Of Search Results

Mar 3, 2022 - 7:51 am 8 by
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Google Search is testing removing the estimated number of search results figure you typically see under the search bar after you conduct a search query. Google tested this back in 2016 and I guess Google is testing it again.

Initially, when I was first told about this test by Punit on Twitter and then Eli Schwartz on Twitter last week, I thought maybe it was a CSS bug. But since then, a few other people noticed it, including Steve Plunket on Twitter and some on Facebook. So I guess this is a test.

Here is a GIF of it:

Google Without Estimated Results

Here are more screenshots:

The site command is really not that useful and known to be widely inaccurate - so I am not sure I care if it goes away... I suspect the estimated numbers shown is also super inaccurate...

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: John won't mind seeing them go away:


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