Displaying Anchor Text as Titles in Search Results

This page is testing whether search indexes make use of the value of text in named anchors. For more tests, see Anchor Tests and the List of Search Indexing Tests.

The best web sites have focussed pages with helpful titles. This is also good for searching, as the titles of the pages help searchers decide which result to choose. But not all sites are like that, so search engines can work around it by using whatever page structure they can find. This test tracks whether a search engine can display the anchor text as part of search results.

This paragraph tests whether the search engine will display the anchor text nearest the search string. In this case, we'll use search codes RTest, RTest252, RTestGood, RTestGood252, and the anchor text is at the start of this paragraph.


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