Google rolls out 'simpler, cleaner' search results page

By Jos
Nov 7, 2012
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  1. Google has unveiled a new design for its search results page that gives more real estate to its Knowledge Graph results and makes the look and feel on desktop computers consistent with those on smartphones and tablets. In a nutshell,...

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +258

    I'm having a really hard time finding an option for exact dimensions on the image search now though.
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  3. I don't like having to click "More" and then "News" to do a News search! Surely News is searched more frequently than Blogs, which appears in the header. And then to get the most current news I must click More, then Search Tools, then select Past hour or Past 24 hours from a drop down menu. It's all very inconvenient. At least make News one of the header options.
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  4. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    If my preferences can't be saved to a cookie or my Google profile, then this is yet another example of web design moving backwards. This obsession with hiding every control or element the user interfaces with is ridiculous.
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  5. Larry Kim

    Larry Kim Newcomer, in training

    The new google search page also makes ads more prominent, and canalizes Organic Searches - http://bit.ly/YIVtBw
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 885   +39

    You're right, I don't see it anymore. It was there on the left side yesterday, and now it's gone from the top in the new interface. I ended up using the "large" option and specifying the image size in the search box.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    I like how the new design is cleaner, however I agree with the above, if you want to use filters it takes more clicks to get there. Google being Google has likely arithmetically optimized based on the number of people that use the different options on-screen and (drum roll) what produces better results for their ads and possibly for showing off the "Knowledge Graph" sidebar.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,091   +223

    You looking for google news ? Is this what you're looking for ? https://news.google.com/
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I don't want everything to be "consistent with those on smartphones and tablets." I want a desktop version that has all the options I need to quickly get the results I want. You know, like the original Google used to. Web design in general is indeed getting worse, IMO. Smartphones and tablets are useful, but they are destroying the desktop experience.
  10. Aguchi

    Aguchi Newcomer, in training

    I'm with google chrome so I haven't noticed anything different?


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