Spotted: Google In-Depth Articles in Search Results
Finally seeing some examples of the new "In-depth articles" search feature in my Google Search. Below is a screen capture from a search for "social media." Also found such results for "google search" and "national debt."
I wrote about this new feature yesterday at http://www.virante.org/blog/2013/08/06/google-in-depth-article-search-results-how-to-qualify-your-content/Observations
<> As promised, these only seem to show for short-tail, very broad subjects. And not all subjects. For example, "urban renewal" turns up on "in-depth article" results.
<> Although I read someone yesterday who claimed a Google rep told him they would show in the middle of the SERP, all the examples I'm finding are showing at the very bottom.
<> In all the examples I've found so far, the articles are from very highly-known publications.Initial Reaction
My first disappointment is the thought that it will be difficult to impossible for anyone below the level of a +The New York Times
or +Rolling Stone
to get shown in this. My only hope would be if they either expand the number of results shown (not likely) or expand the number of topics, or open it to slightly more long-tail topics.+Pete Meyers
data doctor, tells me he is going to accumulate data on these over the next several days, so I'll look forward to what he finds.