Snippets for List Pages on Google Search Now Reflect the Structure of the Page

Snippets--the few lines of text that appear under every search result--are designed to give you a sense for what's on the page and why it's relevant to your query.Begining this week Google started rolling out snippet improvements for pages that contain lists -- "results for these pages will now reflect the structure of the page, […]

Snippets--the few lines of text that appear under every search result--are designed to give you a sense for what's on the page and why it's relevant to your query.

Begining this week Google started rolling out snippet improvements for pages that contain lists -- "results for these pages will now reflect the structure of the page, rather than just showing two lines of text," Informs Inside Search blog.

This change to snippets will be rolling out globally over the next few days.

"If a search result consists mostly of a structured list, like a table or series of bullets, we'll show a list of three relevant rows or items underneath the result in a bulleted format. The snippet will also show an approximate count of the total number of rows or items on the page," explained the Google search team. For example, "30+ items" in the screenshot below:

Finally, Google says that they will continue making more snippet improvements to better reflect the content of our search results, making it easier for you to find the most relevant results.