New to Google – You Visited this page…

by Andrew Rodgers on 2011/09/16 · 3 comments

in New To Google

First post in absolutely yonks…and I have so many posts in drafts including one for my Branded3 buddies.

Anyway, I spotted something new to Google today which I am pretty sure no one  has blogged about it yet.

You Visited

Spotted today was “You visited this page on _____” below the result which on first impressions is a bit useless. I can’t think of a scenario where this piece of information would come in handy.

But wait there’s more…

You Visited2

“You visited this page…”

After tweeting this (@seo_livewire) I got a few replies back including one from @marcusSeo of SEO Kingdom passing me a screengrab of another change he spotted that day. It was the same changed that I spotted two days previous and tweeted but got no response so thought it might have been older than I thought.

See the change on my Yfrog page. The amendment seems to be the inclusion of the word ‘search’ and a big tall gap until the first PPC ad. Again I don’t see the benefit of this design tweak. Possibly all will be revealed at a later date.

Comment if you have a opinion on these tweaks, their purpose/benefit (and whether I am right that they are a new change).


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1 Emma 2011/09/16 at 9:10 am

I know you’re a bit backwards in Oz now (Liam’s words) but that first one, I sent around the office on the 27th July and I believe you left on the 29th… I have a blog, so if you could link to me in this post for credit that’d be great ;) Do the needy.

Nevertheless, I appreciate you posting new stuff in the SERPs – keep a keen eye!


2 Andrew Rodgers 2011/09/16 at 9:20 am

Nice spot Emma. I see you’ve linked your name to your blog so there’s your link ;)


3 Benn 2011/09/16 at 9:27 am

Two questions.

Does this only show up if you’re logged in to Google?

If not, then if you delete your cookies, would it reset?

Still not sure what benefit this could be used for.


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