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Instead of just Google's name near the search box, it is now iGoogle.
Below that, there are Popular, Tools, News and Fun & Games categories with check boxes next to web destinations.
Plus a column of Google News, Weather, Calendar, Date/Time, YouTube Videos and more.
Hoooollllly cow! Truly, I am stunned, and not in a good way....
Hoooollllly cow! Truly, I am stunned, and not in a good way.
Close your browser. Open a new browser session and then browse to [google.com...]
You must have clicked that iGoogle link during a session. And then came back under the same session and got redirected to iGoogle. If you look up in the right hand corner, you should see a link that reads "Classic Home". That will put your session back to the regular Google.
iGoogle is your friend. Personalized search is the next big wave of SEO activity.
IE: Wouldn't rankings and results differ from account to account because different keywords would weigh higher or lower on each searcher's machines due to different search patterns?
Well, it is now deployed as the default Google homepage.
The default is whichever you selected last... ie, if you're on Classic Home and click the iGoogle link on the upper right of the classic page, you'll henceforth be redirected to iGoogle every time you go to google.com... every time, ie, until you click on the Classic Home link on the upper right of the iGoogle home page, or until you delete your cookie.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:16 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2007]