Google Tests Search Box within Search Results

Both Search Engine Land and TechCrunch are reporting that Google search results page are showing additional search boxes within search results. The search box usually appears if you search for big sites comprised of networks of microsites. If you enter a search term into the search box, Google crawls the sites microsites and display the search results.

I don’t know if it was just me or my Firefox browsers, but when I tried searching for Amazon, Wikipedia and New York Times as examples of site search displaying the additional search box, it just won’t appear. But when I tried using IE7, the entered the same site search, the search box was there. Pardon my ignorance with this web browser thingie.

Anyways, other sites which have the additional search box within their search results include:

  • Bloomberg
  • Wikipedia
  • BestBuy
  • NYT
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft (really?)
  • Associated Press
  • Asus International

Have you seen any other site searches which display the search box I’m talking about? There’s no word yet from the official Google Blog as to what this search box is all about.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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13 thoughts on “Google Tests Search Box within Search Results

  1. Yes Arnold. You are right. I tried few of the sites and they are sowing the search field with the result.
    We can make note of the sites below;
    National Geographic

    I hope for sure that this search box/field is for the big sites. Thanks for the information.

  2. I’m guessing that this feature has to do with Google’s custom search engine as i think all their clients has the option of the inner search box or “More results from …” link .

  3. It seems to be working now in both Firefox and IE, and it looks great for our newspaper site, the San Diego Union-Tribune!

    I checked it on a couple of our local competitors, SD Reader and the North County Times, which are a bit smaller than us, and no search box.

  4. Let me add some websites to the list,

    open office

    Some more websites related to open source. Google always prefer open source.

    The sad thing is, either mac or apple doesn’t have a search box!!!