Google is testing showing 3 and a half stories in the top stories carousel in search. We’ve seen tons of top stories user interfaces over the years and I believe I’ve seen this as well, but I can’t find if I covered it before. So here it is.

 

Google is now testing 3 and a half stories visible in the top stories of the search.

A user from twitter posted the screenshots on Twitter.

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The 3 card style for top stories:

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Dr. Pete from Moz on Twitter says that they have seen this popping up for a few weeks, then they assume that it is in testing. He further said this sound weird but maybe it encourages scrolling. He thinks that side-scrolling is common over mobile but nobody can do it over the desktop, which has to be a PiTA for Google.

 

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