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It looks like crap, too much white space, the logo is ridiculous and destroys YEARS of brand recognition, the front page is scattered - and don't you think they, being a search engine that ranks sites upon the content within them, should have concentrated on improving their engine, broadening their results, and not trying to re-invent the wheel?
You can dress up a pig...but it's still a pig.
God Awful. I know there has to be someone out there that agrees with me.
joined:June 15, 2001
The layout is functional and fresh looking. Down to taste really.
The important point is (IMHO) that they are declaring their intention to launch a counter attack.
Just after I posted this reply, I checked some pages that I tweaked last night and they are re-indexed already (18 hrs later) and carry "Refreshed in past 24 hours" label.
Quinn: Server IDs I suppose? I remember noticing that before they redesigned too (a quick check in the web archive shows similar codes on, for example, the Jan 24 copy)
joined:Sept 16, 2002
My complaint is in the search centers and marketplace - at least in yahoo you're still in yahoo. But I guess you gotta make a deal here and there to make some dough.
I have great serps in AV. But then again, I have great serps in hotbot. So who cares?