Google has updated its Sitelinks feature to give more control to webmasters and improve usability, it has emerged.

According to industry website BizReport, Google Sitelinks will now allow more control over the display of links which could come in useful for pages under construction, outdated information or any other reason a site may need to be temporarily blocked.

A recent Google blog post, cited by BizReport, states that the service is entirely automated and the relevant algorithms are able to "parse the structure and content of websites" to offer users the requested data.

"Once you block a page, it won’t appear as a Sitelink for 90 days unless you choose to unblock it sooner," the post states.

Adding: "It may take a week or so to remove a page from your Sitelinks, but we are working on making this process faster."

Google Sitelinks aid web users in navigating websites by offering a series of subheadings on results that point users to various internal parts of a site, such as contact or news sections.

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