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New Google Interface

 8:55 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

As of this morning, when using Chrome only, Google UK no longer has the radio buttons for 'web' and 'UK results only' as an option on the home page.

Once into the SERPS it has a left hand side bar as standard and the toggle for local or web results is now a text toggle with the choice coloured differently.

Anyone else seeing this?



 12:03 am on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

I just checked - the options are still there for me. They fade in but they're there. It would be very odd to drop them, wouldn't it?


 11:10 am on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is the "jazz" interface that Google is rolling out to more and more users.


 12:14 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

It wasn't part of their 2010 April Fools thing; still seeing it today. First just the logo search box and standard / lucky buttons, then when you mouseover the page the top nav bar and more links under the search box.

Only once you've done a search and are in the results can you toggle for country-specific results; the default is web results.


 8:09 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes, I've been seeing it as the default in the Netherlands for about three days now. Not just Chrome but IE and FF as well. Because of the left nav bar, organic and right column adwords are even closer than before. There's also some changes to the search box styling and styling of sitelinks.

Robert Charlton

 5:42 am on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Here's an earlier discussion about what the Jazz interface looked like in December 2009....

Google Jazz Interface - due 2010
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4047632.htm [webmasterworld.com]

For various reasons, I'm not inclined at the moment to play with the javascript string in the address bar (as suggested in the referenced blogoscoped post), but it would be interesting to know if it still takes you to the new interface.


 6:38 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Safari interface for Google.co.uk just changed for me. Firefox still the same old style.


 9:13 am on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Firefox shows the new interface for me, IE same old

Robert Charlton

 11:00 am on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just got around to retesting the javascript string suggested in the Nov 25 blogoscoped article, in both IE8 and Firefox, and I'm not seeing any change to the Jazz interface in either.

Location is San Francisco Bay Area.


 6:26 pm on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

< moved from another location >

I was surfing and doing work when Google changed on me. It's got a new left column that pretty much duplicates the top bar but with more search filters. I don't like it. It gets in the way visually and it there are way too many customizable tools there. This is not the way I want to use Google. Keep it simple stupid.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:52 pm (utc) on Apr 4, 2010]


 10:34 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing the new interface sporadically in the UK.


 12:47 pm on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Using IE6 at work and still seeing the old interface. I'll try FF and Safari when I get home.

creative craig

 2:58 pm on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Using Firefox on Google.co.za in Cape Town South Africa and I get the new interface - wasnt there about 45 minutes ago.


 3:10 pm on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Saw new interface in Canada on April 1st, the whole day. Now it's gone. Not sure if this was the Jazz interface, but it was nice: bigger buttons, new skin on the buttons, bigger fonts. The SERP page was different too.


 11:54 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Originally Posted by Rustybrick

This is the "jazz" interface that Google is rolling out to more and more users.

Yes and it is garbage!

They put a cookie on your computer so you see the new design.... CLEARING COOKIES WORKS NICELY :) (I saw it for the first time yesterday and immediatly deleted thier cookie and got the good design back)


 6:53 pm on Apr 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just noticed google jazz myself today too and also see some new rankings for some of my keywords ( but only on this new interface )

Is jazz suppose to be different than caffeine or no and are they suppose to do caffeine, jazz, and ranking updates at the same time ?


 2:11 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Also big design changes at google.de without chrome


 11:42 am on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

zeus: yep, germany on FF was suddenly popping up in jazz for me yesterday, too!

< note: I'm going to lock this thread and take further discussion here: [webmasterworld.com...] >

[edited by: tedster at 10:08 pm (utc) on May 6, 2010]

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