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7:54 am on Sep 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Looks like this is it - i have to say i really dont like it. I cant use the back button, its really slow on my laptop, but ok on my desktop machine.

As soon as i type on the google homepage search it flicks to the search results which is going to take some getting used to, and the suggestions are still in the middle of the screen (where they would normally appear under the homepage search box) over the 3rd/4th/5th result depending on how many sponsored links are there.

I'm sure this will get ironed out pretty fast but it feels very beta.
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should have mentioned this is google.co.uk only for me.
8:04 am on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for that clarification, chrism.... I don't see the new results here in California yet.

We just get Google logo letters going from gray to Google colors as you type.

the doodle colors the logo as you type
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4198227.htm [webmasterworld.com]

It's like we're counting down to New Year's.
8:06 am on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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just spoke to a couple of other uk people 1 is seeing the same on all browsers, the other only in IE, maybe just a wider base of testers?
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i don't know if this will work if you're not already on the ajax version but just spotted a link 'turn on streaming' if i turn it off:

[google.co.uk...]

Edit: removed search term
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Trying to return to google.co.uk via that preference page you linked to didn't work from the US... and google.co.uk from here still gives the plain vanilla display.

Not worth going through a proxy this time of night to see if I can get it to work. I'm thinking I'll probably be wanting to turn it off rather than turn it on, but one never knows.
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oh well worth a try :)

I would guess this will be live for all very soon. There is a very prominent link to disable it you'll be pleased to know!
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I'm in the UK and have tried 5 different browsers, not Chrome, and don't see anything different other than some have the greyed Google turning into colour.
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Morning Husky - I've just discovered I need to be signed in if this helps.
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I've just discovered I need to be signed in if this helps.

Thanks... Still doesn't help in northern California, bit I expect it will eventually.
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Another niggle - if i hit the enter key at the end of a query i used to be able to use page down to scroll down the results. Alas no more as the focus seems to be 'stuck' in the search box.
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hey chris do you have a screenshot? :)
2:53 pm on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So are the featured already enabled or is G turning the lights on during their press conf? Just anxious to see how it will effect my sites, that's all :)
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its enabled for me - but i'm guessing from the lack of others reporting it i'm one of the only ones.

@louieramos - i have a video of it but i can't work out how i can post a link to it without upsetting the mods?
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Hi all,

Wales is receiving this new google tat - it does seem pretty beta too, it's hideous, I really am glad that I stick to the FF homepage for google.

Cheers
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4:18 pm on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I saw the streaming results last night from my home computer; however, this morning at the office there is no sign.

Based on what I saw, the new feature could help the sites ranking in top 10 for the main category keyword, because as you type the first word in a search phrase (e.g. widget--the first word in the search phrase 'widget blue') the streaming results are automatically for 'widget blue'. So some may just find that search good enough for what they are looking for and stop typing.

Based on that this might be somewhat harmful for long-tail keyword rankings.

P.S. I'm in Los Angeles
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its also going to be interesting for adwords advertisers - what will now count as an impression? Click through rate is a huge influence on how well your ads rank. I'm sure the same may apply to organic results, but my heads hurting too much to put it into words :)

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4:38 pm on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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