There are two interesting new deviations to Google’s search results pages that Nick (a friend who sells hot sauce online) and I noticed yesterday. Here’s what Nick (located in Manhattan) saw:
The search results page now displays the additional search links at the left side of the page. So Nick’s search for “hot sauce” gives him the typical results in the main window, but at the left he can choose images, maps, news or whatever he finds relevant to help in his (ever present) quest for hot sauce on the Web.
At first glance, my Google results were the same, but upon closer inspection – here’s what I (located two hours north of Manhattan) saw:
See the little pop up window which lists some additional links for different types of search results?
Personally, I prefer the first layout better since it’s much easier to navigate and there’s room for Google to add morel inks. The pop window can get mighty long, plus it may confuse some less web-savvy souls.As far as I can tell, no one is saying much about this on their blogs, although I’m not totally crazy because this guy noticed it too back in March.