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Google SiteLinks Variation

Posted on 8.23.2009

File this under interesting but not yet widely available. The Google Operating System blog picked up from milivella at Google Blogoscoped that Google has started to show some modified sitelinks for Wikipedia articles.

Sitelinks, which are links to popular sections of a site that users can navigate to directly from the Google SERPs, are typically displayed only for the top search results and only if the query was navigational in nature. Now however, sitelinks are available for other results.

The development was spotted for Wikipedia listings exclusively, and by the looks of it only for musicians at this point. What is interested here is that Google is sending users to specific sections of a page, not just to a different page on the same domain.

There has been no official word yet from Google on the development. If you've got long-form article content on your site, would you want one of the new sitelinks?

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