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Google Gets Rid of Something You’ve Been Seeing Since 1996
If already posted and I missed it.... my bad
tangor

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Msg#: 4654255 posted 2:25 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

Notice anything different as you search on Google today?

You may notice the familiar lines – that have been a part of Google since their first days in 1996 as research project to crawl the internet – have disappeared.

See article for pics and etc.
[theblaze.com...]

What this actually does it make sure that G's products appear above the fold (look at line height and larger text for links... All in the name of "readability"...

 

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Msg#: 4654255 posted 2:55 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

I hadn't noticed to be honest. I've been messing around with VPN's and its seems like they've been A/B testing these changes for a while.

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Msg#: 4654255 posted 3:17 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

I didn't notice the missing lines.

I did notice the lack of colored background for the ads, and the little "ad" tag on the left of the ads.

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Msg#: 4654255 posted 5:06 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

>I did notice the lack of colored background for the ads, and the little "ad" tag on the left of the ads.

I could hardly see those very faint backgrounds

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Msg#: 4654255 posted 6:14 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

I figure the colored background was there just so they could say the ads were differentiated from the search results. barely, though.

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