Google adds new “Top References” to refine search results

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  • December 21, 2010
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Google has added a new method of refining certain search results – “Top References”.

This seems to be a very limited bucket test at the moment as we were not able to replicate it on any further searches. We will update the posts if/when we can get some better screenshots!

The functionality seems to be that the filter allows you to search through all the existing search results for “roses” to show “Pages mentioning” the reference used to refine the search.

The interesting part of this feature is that unlike other filters the original search query in the search box doesn’t change.

Roses

Roses

Roses

Update: Rob Hammond has provided another screenshot of this in action below:

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