March 07, 2008

Google Search Box with Search Results

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Have you noticed Google's new search box feature? A mini-search box appears on search results of some large websites;

How it works... 

When you search for a major website (not product) Google presents  you with a mini search box as part of the result which according to Google:

increases their likelihood of finding the exact page they are looking for. 

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Although its been fully rolled out (on March 5th '08), some popular websites like Yahoo, Dixons & BBC don't seem to show up on search results. I however noticed academic & government sites like Warwick, Oxford, Transport for London & HMRC show up with the mini-search box

According to the official Google blog: 
This feature will now occur when we detect a high probability that a user wants more refined search results within a specific site. Like the rest of our snippets, the sites that display the site search box are chosen algorithmically based on metrics that measure how useful the search box is to users. 

Warwick Search Results

- 3 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Mathew Mannion

    Now if we could only convince them to make the box point to our own permissions aware search engine then we’d be laughing…

    07 Mar 2008, 14:34

  2. Your concerns were also pointed out by Graham Charlton on e-consultancy
    eCommerce sites especially might be worried about traffic diversion from internal search engines (like the permissoin aware search engine in your case) and other internal navigation functions that provide customer behaviour data.

    08 Mar 2008, 04:51

  3. Devi

    your artical was amazing i have a website if i give a my website name it is not displaying any links or search box, why how it is coming in google search results.

    what i have to do to come in search box in search result if i give my website name
    based on what it is coming please clarify me.

    12 Mar 2008, 06:01

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