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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.
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)
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?