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Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, July 23, 2006
14 years ago4,462 views

Well Thanks My Google.

Take a look at Yahoo's Search Page.

search.yahoo.com/

MSN's Reasonable

search.msn.com/

Ask isn't bad either.

ask.com/?o=0

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Correction

*Thats My Google.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

But for Yahoo and MSN you need to go to special URLs to get an uncluttered search homepage. Google and Ask make it their main focus. The only problem with Ask is that they automatically push me onto the German site when I enter Ask.com. I don't like to be pushed around :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Some previous discussion here:
blogoscoped.com/forum/46498.ht ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ok, Thanks

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I use Web, Maps, and Images all the time. Books, Scholar, and Froogle, not so much.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah i think no one uses froogle often

The best is Images, videos , google groups etc will be nice

Gerard Vlemmings [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

The Google 'more' link shows up in google.nl as well in google.com. At least on my computer. The only difference being that I don't get a small box but it directs me to a whole new page.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ask.com's new interface is pretty slick; It's good to see them move their page in this direction.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Gerard, yes that "more" link is normal, with the behavior your describe. I should clarify that the only thing new is that there's a small box popping up dynamically.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I'm sure that Google's decision on which links to include / put in the box / put on the "More" page is based on clicks. They've got lots of data to go on. One thing I'd like to know is do more people (read: average users) search and then pick a catagory (images, news, etc) or pick a catagory then search?

Gerard Vlemmings [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Ah, now I understand.
Thanks Philipp.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Why can't they just let us decide what links we want? That would be easy to implement. They could even have a featured spot where they promote a new product.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

But google sorts it based on country location

when you login into google.com
you see:
Web Images Groups News Froogle Maps more »
Which has 6 links

when you login into google.co.in you see
Web Images Groups News more »
which has 4 links

google records the stats of users based on thier location and customizes the links the users most use

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Why do it on country stats when you can do it on individual user stats?

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

at present i dont think you have that option in google.

you only have personalized homepage etc.. i dont see any options to sort them individually..

Maybe it should be available in future....

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

definatley! :)

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yay, I'm getting it, too! :)

It works on the Image site, too. And in the Web search results, though not the Image search results. There's also a "New!" sign next to the Video tab, but that might be just me.

I'm only annoyed that this is on IE7, when I happened to be adjusting it, and not on Firefox, which I mainly use. Though at least I won't be as likely to lose it by clearing by cache+cookies.

Mysterius

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