Google Search Generative Experience Tests New AI-Generative Snapshot Design

Google Search Generative Experience Tests New AI-Generative Snapshot Design

Google is testing a new design and layout for the Google Search Generative Experience AI-generated snapshot answer. The new design bakes the AI answer into the more traditional user interface as opposed to the more colorful interface you expect from the SGE results. This user interface test was spotted by Aleyda Solis, she posted this … Read more

Bing Tests Lock Icon In Search Results For Secure Websites

Bing Tests Lock Icon In Search Results For Secure Websites

Bing is testing showing a lock icon in the Bing Search results for snippets from secure websites. Previously, Bing tested secure site labels and HTTPS labels in those positions but now Bing is testing showing a lock icon. Here are screenshots of this label from Khushal Bherwani on X and Shameem Adhikarath on X – … Read more

Google Tests Blue Highlighting Text Within Search Result Snippets

Google Tests Blue Highlighting Text Within Search Result Snippets

Google seems to be testing highlighting portions of text in the search result snippets. This seems different from the highlighting of featured snippets, people also ask, things to know or sections of the explore feature. This is Google using blue highlight on the normal search results snippets. This was spotted by Jonas Sickler who posted … Read more

Google Search Tests European Union Energy Labels On Products

Google Search Tests European Union Energy Labels On Products

Google is testing displaying the European Union energy labels or icons on some product search results. The energy efficiency of the appliance is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes from A to G on the label, A being the most energy efficient, G the least efficient. Here is a screenshot showing … Read more

Google Maps/Local Tests Third Party Reviews Again

Google Maps/Local Tests Third Party Reviews Again

Google Maps and Google Local are testing showing third-party reviews for Google Business Profile listings. It has been over a decade since Google Maps showed third-party reviews, reviews not left directly by a searcher on Google but placed on a third-party website. Mike Blumenthal shared a screenshot on X of the reviews for a Google … Read more

Google Search Tests Trending Labels In Explore Brands Section

Google Search Tests Trending Labels In Explore Brands Section

Google is testing adding trending labels to the Explore Brands section in the Google Search results. The Explore Brands section is not new, it was added a year or so ago, but the trending label, I believe is new. Nicholas McDonough spotted this and I was able to replicate three different scenarios for the Explore … Read more

Google News Tests Author Names In Article Snippets

Google News Tests Author Names In Article Snippets

Google News, the portal, seems to be testing displaying the author name below the publication name in the article card snippet interface. Google recently tested this for Google Discover stories and Top Stories in Google Search. Now Google is testing it for articles listing on Google News at news.google.com. Shalom Goodman shared an example of … Read more

Bing Search Tests Explore Collections Overlay

Bing Search Tests Explore Collections Overlay

Microsoft Bing Search is testing a new overlay feature to help you explore products in search. This is titled “Explore Collections” and it shows products probably from Bing Shopping results but in an overlay where you can quickly browse and explore those products. This was spotted by Khushal Bherwani who posted this video on X: … Read more

Bing Search Tests Hiding URLs In Search Result Snippets

Bing Search Tests Hiding URLs In Search Result Snippets

Bing is testing not displaying, hiding, the site’s URL in the search result snippets. Google has been testing this on and off for years and flip-flopping with that. But now Bing is doing the same – testing removing the full URL in the search results. This was spotted by both Frank Sandtmann and Shameem Adhikarath, … Read more

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