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Zim [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
10 years ago3,441 views

I think this is new. I was searching for the Intel Application Accelerator, and suddenly this appeared:


img136.imageshack.us/img136/74 ...


Larger screenshot:


img98.imageshack.us/img98/7001 ...



The URL of this search is:
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I don't see it.
I like it, but I think they should give the new bar a background color, light blue or something.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

No changes here, i.e. there is no links Photos, Shopping, Calendar etc. visible.
It's typical that Google is testing things like that with a range of IP addresses.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

No, they shouldn't....

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

A post from May '07 has several screenshots:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Cool idea, however I don't think it's a good idea to have those options AND the top bar looks too messy

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

From the screenshot, I suppose that the links at the top are navigational (Gmail, Calendar etc.), while the links below the logo are for specialized searches. At the moment, Google suggests related services (book search for [Milton], news/image search for [victoria beckham]), but the screenshot shows 5 fixed links to Images, Videos, Maps, News, Shopping. Separating navigational links from specialized search engines is a good idea, but Google should continue to highlight relevant search engines that have good results (and maybe even preview the results).

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Probably they have enabled 'News' link in testing only in countries which have localized Google News service.

Matt [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Could help users that use different languages where the equivalents of "Web," "Images," etc. are more than one word long. Though it's pretty ugly and certainly could look much cleaner. And the blue bar should still be the background, not just a line under it.

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