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Highlighting + previews in Google SERP (test?)

milivella [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10 years ago17,277 views

I guess that it's not live for everyone, it could be a test:

picasaweb.google.com/milivella ...


lh4.ggpht.com/_Bx2FOV_kEJQ/TKy ...



In Google SERP, mouse over a result highlights it. Resting there for some seconds produces a preview of the page.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Sorry: the preview is produced not by resting the mouse, but by clicking on the magnifying glass icon (see the image). Once you click it, you can move the mouse and new previews will be produced immediately.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Nice Firefox extention. Isn't it?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I thought of an extension too but I believe it's real.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

also see: thenextweb.com/google/2010/10/ ...

downloadsquad.com/2010/10/06/g ...

stateofsearch.com/results-page ...

milivella [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

No, no extension. (sorry, I should have specified it)

Thanks WebSonic for the links. I should have googled [google previews] or something like that, instead I just checked this forum... I'm lazy! :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

God damned it. You are right Milivella.

Anyway, I really understand how this could help users.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]milivella, is there a cookie – PREFID to share so we can try it?

milivella [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]WebSOnic.nl: of course! Is this enough?

PREFID=d42ba481413f69d4:U=4b0ad220
e25d0eb3:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1286373774:LM=128
6375533:S=B20bYN4QvyqktUKa.google.com/Pnïk

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hmm thnx! but it didn't work, to bad.

In the meantime I tried the normal Page Preview on Google.com with IE8. Pretty mess!


websonic.nl/nieuws/wp-content/ ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Eh, big version:


websonic.nl/nieuws/wp-content/ ...

milivella [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Can I do something? E.g. sharing my whole cookies.sqlite? (it's a incognito identity, so there are only a couple of hours of recent navigation, nothing sensitive)

Or have I to close my browser? (I'll save the cookie this time, though!)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

i think google now longer uses pref cookie for tests. there are several more cookies

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Last time I tried the pref cookie from someone it also didn't work. Perhaps Google introduced another security layer or just changed their approach?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Bummer :-(

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