- Aug 17, 2014
Today, Google published an article on how improvements to search results have been rolled out, when quotation marks are used as a part of the search term.
Initially, the usage of quotation marks allowed you to search for a specific word or phrase, and the results will filter out all other options (e.g. "caesar salad" will not show results for Julius Caesar). The latest updates that Google introduced improves the snippets that are displayed when you are shown the search results.
These snippets often show a preview of the page that it is linking to, but previously would just show a select section of the page. When quotation marks are used in the search, the snippet will now display where in the page that word or phrase is located as shown in the image below.
Google has today rolled out improvements to Search and the way it handles quotation marks to display an exact word or phrase, with the snippets of the page showing where that phrase appears.