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11:49 am on Apr 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have not seen it mentioned yet, so I just wanted to report that SER pages have once again be de-cluttered. I personally never liked the full-page screenshots that Google were displaying and those have been removed. In addition, the cached page link looks similar to what Bing has been doing for quite a while (the down-pointing arrow).

To add, they also seemed to have become a little more conservative when display author photos.

I can't see anything else that has been changed yet.
2:22 pm on Apr 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for bringing up the topic. According to several webmasters, it's more than author photos that have been more limited. Many Rich Snippets have also vanished.
3:15 pm on Apr 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Heh yea, G seems to be removing stuff that they once told us users loved, because the users loved them so much they didn't use them (related searches, instant previews - which probably interfered with the space devoted to product ads and Knowledge Graph)...
3:31 pm on Apr 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I prefer the instant previews on G SERPS; I like the downArrow on B but not on G because I associate two different "types" of users and habits that come from them.
3:15 am on Apr 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This makes the link to the cache more visible. Nobody knew it was there the former way.