#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7

    How see 10 results on page for Autocomplete?


    There used to be a way to get 10 Google results on page, now only see 4. What is the way to get 10? Thanks!
    Last edited by kevs; Aug 25th, 2017 at 03:15 AM.
  2. #2
  3. SEO Since 97
    SEO Chat Mastermind (5000+ posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    7,535
    Rep Power
    4715
    There isn't a way, and I don't believe there was way earlier, as you mentioned. It's up to google, and I have never seen just 4. Do you have an example?
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7
    Yes, for years, there was something in setting, you did a search, and you chose: " never use instant results', or something like that, and 10 results would show. But I don't see it ...
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    231
    Rep Power
    500
    It's in your browser's Settings but the options are to show:

    10, 20, 50, 100 results per page.

    We don't understand where you are limited to only 4 search results per page.
  8. #5
  9. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7
    No, that's results, I'm asking about serps in the autocomplete box.
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    231
    Rep Power
    500
    To clarify, are you asking about G's predictive search function that appears as a drop box of alternative search queries as you start typing in G's search box?



    Or are you asking about G's instant search results? If so, it seems this function has been killed by G.

  12. #7
  13. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7
    Autocomplete.
  14. #8
  15. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    231
    Rep Power
    500
    Hi Kevs,
    It is my understanding that G's search query autocomplete function cannot be varied.

    I suspect you have been confusing this function with how many results can display in the SERPs. This can be varied by switching off "never use instant results".
  16. #9
  17. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7
    Thank John, 100% you could get 10 terms to show up in autocomplete.
  18. #10
  19. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    231
    Rep Power
    500
    Hi Kevs,
    My understanding is that the autosuggest query results are an automated function that can only be switched "off" or "on".

    My guess is that the number of options displayed has been reduced as one of the many SERP layout changes occasioned by the small mobile phone screen.

    I came across this Mar 2012 article:


    It shows an example where 10 options are delivered for the search query: "does anyone w".

    If you try this search today you will only get four options.

    G. gives you 8 search options (including the 4 in the drop box) in the search footer under:

    "Searches related to..."
    Last edited by JohnAimit; Aug 25th, 2017 at 09:42 PM.
  20. #11
  21. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    7
    Thanks John, correct. Now you see 10 results for autocomplete.

    And it was search settings, turn off instant results (or turn on, can't remember). But now that switch is gone?

    I was in SE Asia just last week and on a communal computer did see 10 results come up. Back in US, I don't know how to get to 10
  22. #12
  23. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    231
    Rep Power
    500
    G does have different CSS designs for different browsers in different countries.

    That may be the difference you saw in an Asian country.

    I don't expect you will have that option in USA. I can't see 10 search queries in Australia either.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Feb 7th, 2011, 08:37 AM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: Aug 10th, 2010, 12:24 PM
  3. Swapping from 1st page to 3rd page then back in results - why?
    By Brad123 in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jul 15th, 2009, 02:34 PM
  4. 1st page results ?
    By jorje29 in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul 10th, 2005, 01:28 PM
  5. PR 0= Page 1 results: How?
    By Darrenbrett in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Mar 26th, 2005, 07:17 AM

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo