We’ve just released snippets to improve our search results. Snippets are small, auto-generated, passages of text that appears under the document title:
The aim is to make search more efficient as it helps the user to better understand what the article is about before they click on it.
We understand that snippets aren’t for everyone. In our testing health professionals tended to like them and information specialists less so. As a result, as you’ll see in the image above, there is an ‘on/off’ switch.
One other thing to note, as they’re auto-generated they can sometimes generate strange results. In which case either ignore or let us know – we can then better understand how we can improve them.