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Did I miss some news somewhere about a new layout in testing or did I just get lucky?
Sometimes it shows, sometimes it's don't. Could it be if one is logged in to GWT og GMail?
Or maybe it only shows if an authoritative site is in the SERP...
Currently I see the new layout with Internet Explorer on datacenter 18.104.22.168 via my proxy. However with Firefox, I have the old layout without the categories. Firefox is via my proxy also connected with 22.214.171.124. So it is not only the DC that determines if you see the categories test layout, but also the browser and/or Google cookie.
To answer some questions:
1. it happened for any search, I just used webmasterworld for a neutral screenshot.
2. it happened if you were logged into gmail or not - made no difference
3. it was persistant for quite awhile - I have firefox kill all google cookies after each session so it's gone for now but it might have kept going for longer
I should also note the categories on the left hand side were repeated at the bottom on the left again.
The pagination at the bottom was flushed left instead of being centered like the normal layout.
[edited by: amznVibe at 4:35 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2006]
[edited by: Tastatura at 5:12 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2006]
Very sorry Brett, I guess I wasn't clear.
The thumbnails are from a Firefox extension [ackroyd.de] - I should have disabled them first.
The only part that is new is the colour and the categories on the left.
(but yeah, google should consider doing thumbnails natively like that!)
[edited by: amznVibe at 5:08 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2006]
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