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New Adwords Layout
Rendering error or new colour scheme - you decide
Sweezely




msg:3289448
 10:32 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I searched on Google and the blue bar was now... the yellow bar. It reminded me of the old Google colour scheme. It's the same colour as a tooltip.

I don't know whether Google are testing a new colour, if it was just a rendering error. I nabbed a screenshot here [img204.imageshack.us].

 

aly4848




msg:3289481
 11:55 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just incase you think you're seeing things I also see the changed colour (in the UK)
:-)

sem4u




msg:3289482
 11:56 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Looks like a test to me...well at least I hope so! I think it looks terrible and would actually make me not want to click on one of the top 3 listings. But who knows, maybe it will increase the CTR of those top spots?

woemlavy




msg:3289633
 1:39 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing it too. The yellow bars are showing up for my adwords listings, but they are not showing up on a (cache-cleared) machine down the hall. Looks like A/B testing.

benevolent001




msg:3289640
 1:44 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sweezely thanks for screen shot , just one query i see lot of windows opened , do you surf so many websites at same time?

pretty good grasping power your brain must be intel duo 2 core with lots of parallel processing power

Sweezely




msg:3289718
 2:44 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sweezely thanks for screen shot , just one query i see lot of windows opened , do you surf so many websites at same time?

pretty good grasping power your brain must be intel duo 2 core with lots of parallel processing power

Lots tracking software, affiliate networks, Google searches and the like. There are also four webmaster world windows open. Hey, it's better than bookmarking.

Although, it's a good job I just had those new 1080p eyes installed.

sem4u




msg:3289727
 2:50 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Interestingly only the headline of the top couple of ads is now clickable, whereas before I am sure that the whole blue bar was clickable.

mariolosek




msg:3289807
 3:42 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have seen it as well. I wrote about it at.

I noticed that I got blue background when I used Internet Explorer and I got yellow one for the same search when I used Firefox.

[edited by: eWhisper at 6:50 pm (utc) on Mar. 22, 2007]
[edit reason] Please don't drop links. See TOS. [/edit]

mariolosek




msg:3289811
 3:43 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sorry but the site is in Polish :( You can just see the screenshots

narsticle




msg:3290091
 7:25 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

ive never seen this but i do know they are playing around with customizing your google experience by adding pics to the background of your search screen.

mariolosek




msg:3290200
 8:57 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, they are trying to maximize their profits, so they try to figure out which is usable for users and advertisers (or advertisers and users ..).

benevolent001




msg:3290862
 1:12 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I read Inside the Mind of the Searcher article by leading research company , although it was old one when Google earlier used to color up sponsored results , it(research paper) said users tend to overlook colored results (as they are too separate )and go to organic results .

And since now again they are testing colored layouts i dont know what exact implications it mught be having

karamkshetra




msg:3293018
 4:42 am on Mar 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Nice find... I neve got that still...

May be its testing only.

Sweezely




msg:3294077
 8:00 am on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

For me, it is not testing. It's a horrible, horrible reality. It looks like someone has been sick.

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