Revisting the Subscribed Links Patent Five Years Later and Finding the Rich Snippets Patent
I first looked at this patent five years ago, but called it the Subscribed Links Patent.
At the time, Google had a Subscribed links program, where site owners could create specialized search results based upon certain patterns of queries, that would show additional content for a searcher. For some of those, you had to log into your Google Account and subscribe to certain links to be shown special content.
Oddly, some of those specialized search results didn’t require subscriptions, and didn’t require logging in. Much like these NFL sports Scores from this weekend: