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Bottom search box - gone
tigger




msg:4383078
 4:00 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Anyone else noticed that they have removed the search box on the bottom of the serps? - I can't think why they would do that ! - where a sarcastic smiley when you need one

But its annoying having to go back to the top to enter a new search -

 

johnmoose




msg:4383088
 4:22 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have seen that too, but wasn't it part of the new look?

netmeg




msg:4383089
 4:24 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Gonna be ads now on the bottom of the search! Can't distract people with search boxes on a search engine!

[adwords.blogspot.com...]

tigger




msg:4383092
 4:32 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have seen that too, but wasn't it part of the new look?


it was there this morning as I used it - so more clicks into adsense grrrrr when are surfers going to see through G for what it is

tedster




msg:4383093
 4:35 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmm... the way that reads it sounds like ads will be either on the right OR at the bottom, but not both. Maybe it's because of the page previews that displace ads on the right.

It also sounds like Google's data shows more people turn to the ads AFTER checking out the "organic" results, at least for some queries.

tigger




msg:4383103
 4:43 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

It does make you wonder what impact this is going to have on 2nd page traffic with ads being on the bottom - but I think will annoy most that have been used to searching and then refining there searches on the bottom box, which is something I always used to do

outland88




msg:4383119
 5:18 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

I thought I could figure out a work-a-round for this but couldnít. Google and all its damn data gathering gets on my nerves. Some of this will likely hurt business. Iím switching to Bing.

Danwebsol




msg:4383747
 4:32 am on Nov 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

the bottom search disappeared on my end about 6 months ago.

jinnguyen




msg:4383766
 6:54 am on Nov 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

First I thought it was a bug in my browser, now I know they did it on purpose. Look like no 2nd page search from now on, all on page 1.

Suggestion for Google engineers: Your might want to remove on the top page "About #*$! results (#*$! seconds)" as well.

outland88




msg:4383853
 6:07 pm on Nov 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

the bottom search disappeared on my end about 6 months ago.


Google phases things in to keep people from building a consensus against them. Split the opposition so to speak to kill the political momentum. Simple testing would have yielded if people were pro on this issue. A full simultaneous rollout could then have been made if so. This leads me to believe this was strictly about money more than any real user experience otherwise you could opt out. Google the search engine of fewer and fewer choices except for what they want you to see.

In fact the other day I watched Google slip and slide the highlighting on Adwords in and out of the top results. Just do this on a regularly scheduled supposedly accidental basis and you pay off all the Christmas bonuses and about every other perk. I donít put anything past these Google fellows.

lucy24




msg:4383930
 11:17 pm on Nov 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

Youse guys need a better ad blocker ::snrk::

Must be brand-new for me because it just showed up when I checked it today. The bottom of the page shows images (I picked a word at random but it turned out to be the name of a movie) and then "searches related to..."

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