The Internet’s search king, Google, has unveiled a new way of presenting search results and if you noticed, there was additional whitespace sans a sidebar. This design is not an experiment, but rather, has been made official. The whole idea for the tweaked look is to deliver a consistent search experience “across the side variety of devices and screen sizes people use today” for users. With the lack of sidebars, while transferring the search options to a bar on top of the search results page, Google has freed up additional room for its Knowledge Graph results.
How do you find the way the search results are now presented? Those who are nostalgic about the old look might not be too happy, but if you prefer the older look, all you need to do is click on the “Search tools” options, and it will deliver similar options as before. Right now, only folks living in the US will be able to take advantage of the new design, and needless to say, Google has plans to deliver this spanking new search results design to folks living in other regions, and in other languages, too. Check out Google’s full announcement right after the jump.
You’ll notice a new simpler, cleaner design on the search results page — we’ve been working on ways to create a consistent search experience across the wide variety of devices and screen sizes people use today. We started with tablets last year, got it to mobile phones a few weeks ago, and are now rolling out to the desktop.
With the new design, there’s a bit more breathing room, and more focus on the answers you’re looking for, whether from web results or from a feature like the Knowledge Graph:
The same advanced tools you’re used to are still there when you need them. Just click on “Search tools” to filter or drill down on your results:
It’s going out to Google.com users in the U.S. to start, and we want to get it to users in other languages and regions as soon as we can. We hope you enjoy this design refresh — let us know what you think on our Google+ page.