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December 7, 2006

Google ManyBox

Google shows OneBox results at the top of the search results if there is relevant information from other sources: news, music, shopping etc. But now the famous OneBox has a new relative: ManyBox, that appears under some search results and shows structured information from that pages.

I reported in August that Google started to recognize addresses from web pages and included a link to Google Maps under those search results.

In this case, this search result for "Très Jolie" is the homepage of a business, so the address is relevant. By default, the map is not visible.

Google might use ManyBoxes to showcase some parts of a web page (think about a long page that includes sections) or links that create context for a page. In this experiment, Google shows an extended snippet and a search box for each search result.

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