Google Moves Search Options Location on Results Page
Google's search results page looks just a little bit different now for US desktop users. Location of the search options shift from side of the page to the top as the company creates a design that matches its mobile version.
New Layout of Search Results Page
New Desktop Design
US users will notice that the left-hand bar of search options has vanished from the Google search results page. Find the options instead at the top of the page. Options include Web, Images, and Map.
Clicking on an option turns the word from blue to red and displays results as per usual. Note, however, that without the bar at the left side of screen there is more room at right. Advertisements are now a larger space of the page pie.
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The redesign first met mobile and tablet users, during the summer, reports Anthony Myers on CMSWire.
The new desktop format matches those summer changes. The redesign will move out to other countries and other languages in the future, writes Myers.
How to Use Google Search Tools
The Search Tools button rests on the right-hand side of the options bar. Click the button to reveal a drop-down menu to refine searches further. For example, users can see Related Searches and Visited Pages.
The search engine continues to be the main one in the US and is likely to continue to tweak its products and services to improve user's experiences. For mobile and tablet users, the similar page designs between PC and gadgets will be a welcome improvement.
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