Rich Snippets for recipes
Rich Snippets are the brief annotations you see beneath search results that summarize what’s on a webpage. In addition to Rich Snippets for reviews, people, video and events, this week we unveiled a new Rich Snippets format for recipes. This means that when your search results include sites with recipe content, you might see quick facts pertaining to the recipe in your search results, like preparation or cooking times, right on the search results page.
If you have a site with recipes and want to be sure Rich Snippets show up in search results for your page, check out our documentation on how to mark up recipe information as well as our general help articles on Rich Snippets. Bon appétit!
Example search: [baked ziti]
Enhancements to real-time search
Oftentimes, there’s great new content published to the web that everyone is talking about at one particular time. So, to help you find those sites, we also recently launched the top links for a set of update results, showcasing some of the top URLs that Twitter users are talking about based on a particular query. To view these links, click “Show options” on the search results page, and then select “Updates.” You’ll see a list of links on the right-hand side based on your query.
Example search: [ipad]
Google Suggest and spell correction enhancements
In addition, we’ve improved our spelling correction feature. Sometimes, when you search for something that we’re highly confident you’ve misspelled, we’ll take you directly to the search results page for the correct spelling without asking “Did you mean…?” This week, we made this feature available in 31 languages across over 180 domains across the globe. We’ve also made some changes to how this feature deals with misspelled names. We realized that often when you search for a person’s name, you include descriptive words (say, the person’s profession or company) that can provide valuable context. We use these extra descriptors to offer you better suggestions, so you should soon find this feature for names more useful.
Example search: [jordin farmer lakers]
Stay tuned for more updates next week.
Posted by Gabriel Stricker, Director, Global Communications & Public Affairs