We haven’t been able to reproduce this, and Google has yet to respond to our requests for confirmation and more information, but SEO consultant Patrick Altoft says he has spotted something fresh while using the search engine: full-page previews of search results.
Update: TheNextWeb has been able to reproduce this as well, so Google’s definitely testing this right now.
Note that this is different from thumbnailed results with page previews, which Google introduced as an option to its main search engine about a year ago.
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According to Altoft, Google highlights certain sections of the page preview in orange and expands the text to provide a snippet of information. These highlighted snippets are not always the same as the snippet in the search results, he adds.
Surprisingly, as you can tell from the screenshot, Google also started showing multiple results from the same site without indenting the results.
Are you seeing this?
Update 2: Here’s Google’s vague response: “At any given time we are running between 50-200 search experiments. You can learn more on our blog.“
Update 3: Here are a few more pictures we were sent [thanks Kailash]:
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