Google Search Result Page

google-logo1Google Result page is one of the world highest page view webpage every single day. But are you really understand and know every single component and information appear on the page?

Google result page is actualy filled up with the information and links which is relate to the search query that you enter at the search text box.

Google result page

The result page is actually contain Google Logo, Statistics Bar, Tips, Search results, Page title, Snippets, URL of result, size of the text portion of the web page, Date, Indented Result, More result and more.

Component in the Google Result Page

  • Google Logo: The branding of the search engine and it also the shortcut link for you to go to the Google’s home page

  • Statistics Bar: Describe your search result stat, including the number of result in the page, the number of result found base on the keyword you enter, the time taken for the search to be completed. Your search keyword will be also display here as the shortcut link to the dictionary defination.
    • Dictionary Definition: Google looks for dictionary definitions for your search terms and if it find any definitions, it will shows those words as underlined links. By clicking on the link, you may get the definitions for acronyms, cocolloquialisms, and slang, as well as words that you would expect to find in a dictionary.



  • Tips: Sometimes it displays the tips just below the statistic bar.


  • Spelling corrections: Google will check the spelling and will suggest the correction for you based on what other users have entered.


  • Sponsored Links: You may found the special link at the top of the result page or right panel of the result page which clearly identified sponsored link (advertisements) which relevant to your search query. If any of your search query terms appear in the ads, it will display in the boldface type.

  • Search Result: This is the most important part of the result page. It contain all the result related to the query keyword and the sequence will be order by the most close relavent to the keyword. Besides that, Google also assesses the relevance by considering other factor including how many other pages link to the page, the positions of the search terms within the page, and the proximity of the search terms to one another. (Here come the most important part for the SEO)
  • There are a lot of information in the search results it self, the following will discuss each single components:

    • Page Title: (blue) The web page’s title, if the page has, or the URL for the page if the page’s contain no title or Google has not indexed the page’s content. By clicking on the page title, you will be redirected to that particular web page
    • Snippets: (black) Each search result usually includes one or more short excerpts of the text that matches your query with your search terms in boldface type. Each distinct excerpt or snippet is separated by an ellipsis (…). These snippets, which appear in a black font, may provide you with
      • The information you are seeking
      • What you might find on the linked page
      • Ideas of terms to use in your subsequent searches

When Google hasn’t crawled a page, it doesn’t include a snippet. A page might not be crawled because its publisher requested no crawling, or because the page was written in such a way that it was too difficult to crawl.

  • URL of the result: (green)URL for the web page that found base on your query keyword

  • Size: (green)The size of the text portion of the web page. It is omitted for sites not yet indexed. In the screen shot, “5k” means that the text portion of the web page is 5 kilobytes. One kilobyte is 1,024 (210) bytes. One byte typically holds one character. In general, the average size of a word is six characters. So each 1k of text is about 170 words. A page containing 5K characters thus is about 850 words long.

Large web pages are far less likely to be relevant to your query than smaller pages. For the sake of efficiency, Google searches only the first 101 kilobytes (approximately 17,000 words) of a web page and the first 120 kilobytes of a pdf file. Assuming 15 words per line and 50 lines per page, Google searches the first 22 pages of a web page and the first 26 pages of a pdf file. If a page is larger, Google will list the page as being 101 kilobytes or 120 kilobytes for a pdf file. This means that Google’s results won’t reference any part of a web page beyond its first 101 kilobytes or any part of a pdf file beyond the first 120 kilobytes.

  • Date: (green) The date show is when the Google last crawled the page and it also mean that how fresh is the web page is

  • Indented Result: If the Google found multiple result from the same website which relevant to your query, it will display the most relevant page as the primary result and the second relevent result will be display and indented below it.

  • More Result: If there are more then town result found from the same web site, this is link where you can click to access it – “More results from …”

  • Navigation bar: If there are more then one page of result, you can navigate it using the navigation bar at the bottom of the page. You may either click on the page number or one of the “o”s in the whimsical “Gooooogle”.


Google result page
Another google result page image in case the one at the top of this page scrolled off your screen

For more on what’s included on Google’s search result page, please visit Google Search Guides

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