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Google Test: Placing Domain on Top of Result Title and Removing URL Path

Google seems to be testing where they place the URL for a specific result. In the test I noticed today, the URL is on top of the result. The result has the title and snippet, but Google is only showing the domain of the result and not the full path. I

 

Google URL on top of result

Clicking the down error next to the domain only shows you the “cached” or “similar” options and there is no option to show the full URL path.

 

Google URL test drop down

 

I like seeing the URL in a search result because I want to know if the result is a blog post, PDF or some other URL that I might not click. Additionally, there are times that I just want to copy the URL without clicking on it, and this option would no longer be available.

 

This gets really confusing when there are multiple results from the same domain.

Here is how the traditional results look:

Google traditional results

And here’s the test:

Google test - Google

 

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