Google adds anchor links to its search results

Web pages have long included anchor links, which send users to a specific section of the page when clicked; Wikipedia often uses them to help readers navigate articles more efficiently. Now, Google has announced that it’s including these anchor links in its search results, CNET reports. The news fits in with Google’s mission of helping users find the information they’re looking for quickly and accurately, and it allows users to go directly to the section of a web page they’re interested in. The news also has implications for webmasters, as CNET blogger Harrison Hoffman notes: "If you are a webmaster and want to set up your web pages to identify sections to Google, then read this post on Google’s Webmaster Central to get you started…"

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