Lately, the Google is in a phase of renewal. It makes various changes to many things to offer better experience at users and enhance it safety. One of these changes has to do with system search. The company wants to bring about some changes that will make the system more interactive, more privacy-friendly, while at the same time helping to increase the traffic of various sites.
Google is reportedly trying a new SERPs user interface (Search Engine Results Pages), in which has removed the addresses URL from the search results. Neither do the domains appear.
In this trial environment, Google only displays the icon, breadcrumb / site name, result title, and a brief description. The URL is not displayed.
A user of the Reddit noticed the change and posted a screenshot showing how the results are now, after removing the URLs:
Before the change, the results were displayed in this way (with the URL):
The news of this change caused mixed emotions. Many Google experts and users disagree with the change, as they believe that security is being undermined. The hackers can take advantage of the fact that no one appears domain and users will not be able to verify the legitimacy of a result.
On the other hand, the company believes that this change will help newcomers to blogging and content publishing gain more visitors.
As we said above, Google is generally in a phase of change and trying different things about search results. The goal is to have the best experience user. Therefore, it is not certain whether the company will release this update version.
We believe that we will soon have an official announcement from Google itself.