Google is again testing different ways of pagination on the search results page on the desktop. We have discussed a few earlier, but the testing is now getting harder, at least it seems to be. The tests include showing the button with more results on the desktop, such as on mobile devices. Also shows page two, three, four, etc. Results as you browse.
More results on desktop
In April, Google launched the More Results button for mobile search results. Google might then start testing (or maybe it was a bug) with the More Results button on the desktop. In the past week, many people have seen the button with more results on the desktop and in some of my tests I was able to replicate it.
This is what it looks like:
This is what you should see, the normal pagination:
Here are more screen shots:
– Rick Talbot (@ rtalbot55) June 7, 2019
Looks like one #DesignTest?
My location: Chennai
See something like that at your location? pic.twitter.com/hON3VCWDTu
– Manikandan N (@SEOSouravMani) June 6, 2019
As I discussed a few days ago, Google is testing infinite scroll results with these Googley separator bars. I see numerous variations on this. Here are some screen shots:
@seo_theory @rustybrick @JohnMu Google SERP Pagination updated: You cannot immediately switch from page one to page 4 .. now you can see 50+ results on the same page with the new "read more" button. pic.twitter.com/lCv8FC33EM
– Nabeel Ahmed (@SEOPractical) August 15, 2019
New interface rolled out by @google? @rustybrick @method @glenngabe @JohnMu. Display the result of the 2nd page on the same page on the desktop. Am I late for the party or is it new? pic.twitter.com/X9j2ZuRfOI
– Kiran (@ ukiran_2) August 12, 2019
It seems that Barry has a number of variations.
The test that I saw has a circle around the page number. pic.twitter.com/bsk2lxCEcR
– Andrew Åkesson (@andrewakesson) August 12, 2019
Yes, Google also tests larger fonts as I reported yesterday.
Here is the font of normal size (click to enlarge):
Here is the larger font (click to enlarge):
And more tests with Google testing by placing the URL above the title and the clip, also with a favicon on the desktop.
– Giovanna Angulo (@GioVanessaAng) August 14, 2019
So yes, there are many tests or bugs going on now – whatever you want to call them.
Forum discussion on the tweets above.