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New Froogle Tab on Google Homepage

Googles Froogle Hits the Streets

   
5:38 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Froogle tab is now on google homepage.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:36 pm (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

5:52 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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im seeing a new google homepage?
when did this happen?
6:22 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just saw this about 5-10 minutes ago, and I seriously thought my lack of sleep was having a bad side effect. Notice the keywords being highlighted in the domain names and filenames? Oh also, Froogle is being MUCH more prominently featured, anytime you search for a pretty popular product, the top miniresult is 3 results compiled from froogle! Btw, Google News is also being featured. I wonder what kind of impact, if any.. this will have.

[edited by: airpal at 6:26 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

6:24 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yup and the adwords are different too, new google gui! =)
6:25 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep there is a change right accross their site
6:26 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It was like that for a short time late last week.
Maybe it'll be sporadic until they settle on the new one?
6:28 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes! Looks pretty cool.
6:29 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google.de
results seem optically cleaner.
Search terms highlighted in url (might make a case for naming sub-folders after keywords).
Adwords on the right seems to have been given more width on the page, very "in-your-face"

cf

6:32 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I caught a glimpse of this a month or more ago and I think I tried to post it here in the google forum and it never got approved.
6:35 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Of course it is their corporate option but I feel this new "look" is rather...cool.

[edited by: BaseVinyl at 6:40 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

6:35 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Lol, slade I tried to post this right now in the google forum. Then I realized somebody must've posted this in another forum because of how frustrating it is to wait to get a thread approved. I'm also seeing mentions of this happening before (without froogle/news prominent) intermittently.
6:41 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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woha their web results page has changed too.
6:52 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes, it's the design they have been testing for months now.

mat

6:56 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't remember - on the occasions that this has popped up in the past, was it ODP and Directory free, as it is now?
7:02 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)



looks pretty cool! I have just spotted the changes and looked into this forum in case to see if people noticed those changes, hoped to be the first but many people already commented what happened at google.
any major changes in results noticed?
7:04 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google groups layout has changed too.
7:05 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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do you think the ads get higher CTR with this design?
7:08 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No Directory-Listing under websites anymore... I wonder if this is a temporary glitch.

- canuck

<edit>canuckspeak-->english:P</edit>

[edited by: canuck at 7:10 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

7:08 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What happened to the Dmoz directory?

No link!
No data description or cat in listing!

Nice look will take a while to get used to it.

7:17 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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search term now highlighted in the url even if embedded

search for blue widgets

www.sellbluewidgets.com

No more hyphenated urls?

7:19 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)



it looks pretty yuck .. too confusing .. on my screen resolution, i see a lot of white space between search results and adwords and it looks weird .. may be something got to do my screen resolution 1280x1024 ..
7:22 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This is the new interface that folks like WebGuerrilla liked and have been asking about when it would roll out. The UI team has done a pretty incredible amount of work, experimentation, and testing on this design. Try it out for a while; it grows on you. :)
7:26 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hey.. I like this new look :) Very Cool :)

Vishal

7:26 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well that's what my "chiapet" said to my 3 years ago so I will rock and roll with this new incredible new-fangled "pet-rock" of an update! It's all good! :)
eventually...the right switch will be pushed

[edited by: BaseVinyl at 7:27 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

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search term now highlighted in the url even if embedded

Yep. very true. They're now pointing out in bold every place where they've found words that match the query.

The question becomes -- are they just pointing this out for the users benefit? Or are they also saying (to webmasters) that keywords in the URL, directory names, and/or filenames are getting increased weight in the algo?

It's a good look, GG.

7:27 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Highlighting key words in the URL is definitely interesting. I had 'heard' that key words separated by more than two '-' would be ignored. Doesn't look to be the case.
7:27 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Whooaa, thats a huge change. Without the green background the Adwords ads seem very insignificant. Premium spots still seem to standout though.
7:29 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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When I search for Widget Pictures it also says If your searching for pictures try this and has froogle link.
7:31 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I like the new design but it begs a question.

Does Google Directory exist any more?

Sid

7:32 am on Mar 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Without the green background the Adwords ads seem very insignificant."<
They seem to look more like the 'organic' results to me, actually.
JMO

[edited by: 1milehgh80210 at 7:33 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2004]

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