Google Sub-Sitelinks Are Here

Apr 16, 2013 • 8:37 am | comments (6) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

google sub-sitelinksGoogle is now showing what they call "sub-sitelinks" for some searchers in the search results. Sitelinks are the links you find under a search result that show links to popular pages within the site. This often comes up for navigational searches, for example a search on [search engine roundtable] and tons of other queries.

Google is now showing some searchers sub-sitelinks, so sitelinks for sitelinks. Here is an example of it in action provided by Google Operating System blog. As you can see by the animated GIF I made, the sitelinks show with arrows down, when clicked, they show secondary sitelinks.

Here is a larger image provided by @6cSocial:

google sub-sitelinks

This is not the first mention of Sub-Sitelinks. In fact, we had this show in Google Webmaster Tools back in October 2009 and then Google made mention of it in May 2012 by saying:

"Sub-sitelinks" in expanded sitelinks. [launch codename "thanksgiving"] This improvement digs deeper into megasitelinks by showing sub-sitelinks instead of the normal snippet.

I personally do not see sub-sitelinks and the people who have, only have seen it on the mobile search results.

Forum discussion at Google+ & Twitter.

Update: This is now official, Google's search blog covered it.

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