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Google Gets Rid of Something You’ve Been Seeing Since 1996

If already posted and I missed it.... my bad

     

tangor

2:25 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Notice anything different as you search on Google today?

You may notice the familiar lines – that have been a part of Google since their first days in 1996 as research project to crawl the internet – have disappeared.

See article for pics and etc.
[theblaze.com...]

What this actually does it make sure that G's products appear above the fold (look at line height and larger text for links... All in the name of "readability"...

brotherhood of LAN

2:55 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I hadn't noticed to be honest. I've been messing around with VPN's and its seems like they've been A/B testing these changes for a while.

creeking

3:17 am on Mar 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I didn't notice the missing lines.

I did notice the lack of colored background for the ads, and the little "ad" tag on the left of the ads.

engine

5:06 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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>I did notice the lack of colored background for the ads, and the little "ad" tag on the left of the ads.

I could hardly see those very faint backgrounds

creeking

6:14 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I figure the colored background was there just so they could say the ads were differentiated from the search results. barely, though.
 

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