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Google Gives its Search Results Pages the Bing Look

Google has given its main web product, web search a much needed redesign. And while this is a welcome development since it’s been quite awhile since Google has done this to its major service which happens to be the company’s bread and butter, the new look of the search results pages will kind of remind you of Bing though. It’s actually a simpler kind of Bing’s search results pages.

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Anyway, putting aside its similarities to Bing’s search results pages, Google’s redesigned search results pages now features a contextually relevant, left-hand navigation which highlights Google’s search verticals including – news, blogs, images, books and more. The new side panel is powered by Google’s search technologies – Universal Search, Search Options Panel and Google Squared.

What’s good about the contents of the left-hand panel is that it is dynamic and changes depending on the type of your search.  Through Universal Search technology,  the items on the left-hand panel changes and suggests the most relevant genres of results for your query. And you can switch seamlessly to these different types of results. It could also suggest different views on how you want your search results to be displayed or even display  the search results together with other related topics.

In addition to the said enhancements to the search results interface, Google has also tweaked the color palette as well as the Google logo – giving the search results pages a modern and still simple look and feel.

The redesigned Google search interface is being rolled out globally today, although I haven’t seen it when I tried visiting Google Search. Have you seen the changes already? How do you like the new design and navigation of the Google Search Results Pages?

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Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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17 thoughts on “Google Gives its Search Results Pages the Bing Look

  1. crap, I used google search because it didn't have the “features” of other search engines.

  2. i hate it ….simply awful……… its like a bad soup……..to many ingredients……where has the simplicity gone…………..am i @ a bad street corner..dont know which way to look…….. this is simply Google navigation on CRACK

  3. A Think Its Well Cool – Obv If Its Nothing Like Bing As It Shows Twitter Results SEO Graths And Finds Content Your Looking For And Its Discreet

    Nice Move Google <3 It

  4. I dont understand why Google does not show local results first before “the web”. Why?
    Makes more sense to show local relevant sites and if you cant find expand search to ALL.

  5. I don't understand why there isn't an option to hide it. It might just be me but it makes me worried that google is feeling like it has to compete. I get a feeling that this isn't the only major change that we will be seeing.

  6. bing = suckage
    google looking like bing = pretty much suckage

    let me have the classic search resuilts

  7. there must be a reason for this, but I still prefer the old interface. Google has been known for simplicity and this is just not google.

  8. I think if you want to refine your search fastly,then new google search engine is fine.Yet it looks simple.The things must be changed time to time.

  9. I do not understand why there is not an option to hide it. It might just be me but I like this feeling that Google has to worry about competition. I think it will be the only big change is that we get to see.

  10. I do not understand why there is not an option to hide it. It might just be me but I like this feeling that Google has to worry about competition. I think it will be the only big change is that we get to see.