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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Friday, August 28, 2009
10 years ago8,246 views

i just noticed that on google.de, google.fr, google.it and on all other localzied google domains (not including google.com) a new layout for search results:


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(Translate for the search term: "there is enough space on the right ;)")

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I've the same since this morning, and yes it's really ugly.

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I'm seeing it too, logged in and out.
Really ugly, indeed.

senate [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

It's live for me signed in and not. I have a huge widescreen monitor and this is the worst mistake I've ever seen Google make! It can't be intentional. Someone forgot to check the new changes at different screen dimensions. Image/news/etc. results weren't change just the web results. I can't believe no one has fixed this yet!

PhistucK [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Seeing it, too. Signed in. Sandbox and no sandbox.

kren [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Yes i have the same on google.si and now on google.com, and indeed it's really ugly especially on wide screen, blah
But I already fixed it, with stylish :D

seldon [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

i get the same too in google.com.mx (and .com as well). WTF?

KoalaBear [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

For me too.

alek [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Ditto that I see it here (in the US) – does look strange on a wide-screen display.

Ibrahim [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I'm not seeing it... I'm from Egypt.

Al [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Yup, did notice that as well... looking really awkward on wide-screen.

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

I see it too in google.cz. I don't understand what is the purpose of this ugliness. Google should really give an explanation.

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

Maybe users were clicking on ads more with this layout. Or this can be a preparation for other changes.

Isaac Waller [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I see it too – Safari 4, Mac OS X.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Me too, disgusting. it makes no design sense, unless they centre the entire results page fixed to this width...

Umut Yurtseven [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Guys, thats not a mistake...

This is a adwords marketing strategy i think.

Because, most of internet users started to buy new tech. laptops and monitors, and they have a wide screen resolution. So, when searchers have a widescreen laptop, they only look the left side of search results. İt's true, adwords side (right of the page) is realy far from left. Mostly i dont look at there, couse of my 1900px resolution...

Google wants us to see the sponsored results more and click them a lot...

i wrote this to my blog... mikro-pc.com/google-arama-sonuclarinin- tasariminda-duzenleme-yapti.html

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Umut
But isn't moving only the ads enough?

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The ads get more and more visually merged with the content. Could it be because Google is making less money than they used to? Probably because common people start to understand the difference sponsored links and actual content.

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Of course there is also the economical crisis and the Bing effect ...

Zoran [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

I think they want to shorten eye trace and bring eyes to ads visual path because adwords are located right under the results position

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

If it's not for merging something into the right side, then I believe Umut here is right..

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Bing's SERP is the same way...

Dinesh [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I too see the same effect, and I am INDIA

Shadab Malik [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I dont notice this yet in India..
[put at-character here]Dinesh, where are you located?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Is there a way of writing a Greasemonkey script to centre the page?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

These new results are really, really annoying on larger screens, like 1600 x 1200. It looks ugly, hope they change it back the way it was.

eCommerceCircle [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I'm seeing this too...

Daniel [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I'm seeing this too... :/ to much unused space on my 24"

Lailai [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I'm thinking they might be putting some stuff on the right..

Montserrat [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I'm seeing too on google.com and localized versions.

PS: did you notice the search and i'm feeling lucky links in suggestions on google.com ? :)

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I think you have figured out what will come when this blue is removed???

They might launch in early 2010 the google wave so this space is needed --- LOL

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