Google testing AI Overviews with hyperlink playing cards on the prime

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Google is testing shifting the hyperlink playing cards from the underside of the AI Overviews to the highest, making these hyperlinks far more seen and more likely to be clicked on by a searcher. At present, these hyperlink playing cards had been beneath the AI Overview reply and are arduous for searchers to see and click on on.

What it appears like. Here’s a screenshot of this new AI Overviews check in Google Search. It was noticed by Bartosz Góralewicz who posted this screenshot on X:

Google Ai Overviews Link Cards New

What a Regular AI Overview appears like. Here’s a screenshot of the conventional model of this AI Overview. By default, you see no hyperlink playing cards, it’s important to click on “Present extra” to see them:

Google Ai Overviews NormalGoogle Ai Overviews Normal

After you click on on “Present extra” it should then broaden and present you the hyperlink playing cards beneath:

Google Ai Overviews Expanded Cards BottomGoogle Ai Overviews Expanded Cards Bottom

Why we care. If Google makes this variation dwell for all AI Overviews, it would result in publishers and content material creators getting the visibility and clicks they deserve and need from these AI Overviews.

After all, Google doesn’t present us these impressions and clicks clearly in Google Search Console – but.


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