Google experimenting with product images in snippets

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  • May 26, 2009
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Here’s something I’ve not seen before – Google seems to be testing a new feature that displays product images alongside the snippet of a particular search result.

The images in the screenshot below (kindly provided by Glen Allsopp) are aggregated from this category page, resized and lined up alongside the traditional snippet and information.

Book images on Google

My guess is that this will have a pretty big effect on the number of clicks that particular search result gets. It will be interesting to see if this test becomes a real feature like the inline sitelinks.

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