Go do a google search and hit the three dots icon to the right of an organic search result.
Google is now giving a little more context to why a certain result is ranking. See screenshot below:
Google is offering this to better communicate to searchers the reason(s) they might have for showing the result.
Google will show if the site is secure, if Wikipedia has information on that site, and if the search listing is paid or not.
If the site does not have Wikipedia, it is currently mentioning the date the website was first indexed.
So what does mean for you and your website?
Probably not much right now, unless we can get feedback on how often searchers use the feature and whether or not it affects click-through rates. I don’t think many people are going to click on that little icon, though. They may once or twice out of curiosity, but it’s the title and description that will really get the click.
However, here are a few future implications I want to note: