Thursday, August 19, 2004
Is Google Going With Thumbnails?
Search Engine Roundtable reports that there is talk of Google adding tiny image previews of web pages in its search results, as pictured here:
Now this isn't confirmed, since no major news site has been able to reproduce these results (and neither have I). It is possible that these results have something to do with MoreGoogle, which is a tool for adding functions to Google. However, I have used MoreGoogle, and the results pictured look nothing like typical MoreGoogle results. Furthermore, MoreGoogle vastly slows down the loading of Google pages, and the thumbnails bring very little advantage to searching. If Google is in the process of testing this out, lets hope they give an option for turning it off.