Google Webmaster Tools - Instant Previews

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See below for screenshot and explanation of Instant Previews which is within the Labs category.

Categories within Google's suite of Webmaster Tools

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Below is the same structure with clickable links which go to a Hard Web webpage with a screenshot of what is on that webmaster tools category page (in my own webmaster tools account).

Webmaster tools - Labs - Instant Previews

Instant previews are the shrunken screenshots or "snapshots" or "thumbnails" that appear on the Google SERP (search engine results page) to the right of the listing.
They used to be activated by rolling over a small magnifying glass icon, now you rollover a relatively large vertical grey bar with a chevron >> pointing to the right and when you do the "Instant (graphic) Preview pops up.
The tool explained below lets you alert Google if you think something is not right.

This is the Webmaster tools help page regarding Instant Previews icon to indicate hyperlink opens in new tab (new window).
It still talks about the magnifying glass (18th Oct 2011) even though the icon is gone daddy gone.

Here is a screenshot (below) of the "Instant Previews" category in in Webmaster tools (below).

From within a webmaster tools account this graphic is a  screenshot of the Instant Previews category

Screenshots on this page are copyright © 2018 Google Inc.
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