I remember many years ago some of the search engines allowed you to view the web page thumbnails in the search results. But for one reason or another, this feature was removed from them all. At this point, almost all the search engines try to follow the rules set by the search engine giant Google. But nevertheless, if you use Bing or DuckDuckGo for your search engine requirements, then you can bring back this web pages thumbnail feature for the search results page using the SearchPreview extension for web browsers. The main benefit of viewing the web page thumbnails is that you can see what you would be visiting without actually having to visit that web page.
This extension is available for all the popular web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. It supports all the leading search engine sites like Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yahoo. After the extension is installed, all you have do is visit a search engine and look up for something. It will show you web page thumbnails to the left side of the search engine results. If you think that a web page’s thumbnail is not showing up the latest thumbnail then you can right-click on the existing thumbnail image and choose “Request update” to update that thumbnail.
In the settings for this extension, you can see the options to insert the web page thumbnails in the search results, to insert the site popularity rank in the search results or to insert the sponsored links in the search results. You can obviously toggle on or off any of these options as per your preferences. By default all three options are toggled on.
Conclusion: You can make the display the preview thumbnails for the webpages in the search results for the search engines like Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo using the SearchPreview extension.
You can get the Search Preview extension for all the popular web browsers from http://searchpreview.de/.