Report: Google Sitelinks Searchbox Taking Queries To Publisher Sites

Sep 18, 2014 • 8:17 am | comments (17) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Sitelinks Searchbox

A couple weeks ago, Google announced changes to the search within search box in the Google search results. One of those changes was the ability to direct the query done on Google, directly to the publishers site by adding some schema.

Now, publishers are claiming that it works. A WebmasterWorld has one publisher claiming the results and users are going directly to his site now:

They are using my own search page now. They weren't before. I'm liking it.

Of course, Google has to pass the query to the publisher in this case. Not the original search query to trigger the Google search results, but the site command query to notify the publisher what query to run in their internal search.

If you have implemented this, have you seen Google take the user to your site yet? Most have not and I cannot find any site that does this yet.

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