Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html en-gb 30 Fri 22 Aug 2014 21:24:44 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html U14818856 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=92#comment13 This post has been Removed Wed 06 Apr 2011 11:17:57 GMT+1 U14813085 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=85#comment12 This post has been Removed Mon 14 Mar 2011 07:33:28 GMT+1 Gaz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=78#comment11 This post has been Removed Sun 03 Oct 2010 06:09:24 GMT+1 Heleng http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=71#comment10 Prior to the new design I used the back button to return to the search page to investigate the next relevant site - but now I have to return to Google via the home button and re-type my query - and they call this progress? Sat 29 May 2010 18:05:38 GMT+1 AndyS http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=64#comment9 The quote "The web is getting more complex and users demand more from search engines and our challenge is to solve that complexity in a clean and simple way."Yes it is getting more complex and users want simplicity, not complexity or the way Google has done one thing is hide something. What I mean by that is, they took away the option of UK Search on the 'home' page. Problem is then when you do a search it defaults to 'US' results mixed in with a few UK results. If you don't look carefully on the results page you miss the option 'Pages from the UK'.What is the reason for this? When most people are looking for something, they want to find 'it' more or less straight away, not have to click other links after the search to possibly get what they want.Not sure which people Google use for their experiments, but they certainly aren't from anywhere local.Over the past few years Google has tried to do things differently and I think they have lost their original purpose, which is ultimately a search engine. Their Adwords system still has flaws even now and at least 20-30% of the adverts clicked on are fraudulent clicks. There has been many occassions some search results lead to pages that do not exist anymore or the results are not relevant.Yahoo on the other hand needs to keep a firm grip on the ground as I believe they will come of age very soon. Sun 09 May 2010 20:24:27 GMT+1 will http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=57#comment8 I am trying to find a way to turn this annoying side bar off. If I can't resolve it this weekend I will use another search engine in the future.Maybe this is a good time to leave google behind ... everything they do is available elsewhere... Fri 07 May 2010 12:56:01 GMT+1 RickyKay http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=49#comment7 I have tried getting rid of the left sidebar off my Google searches but to no avail. I now use other search engine pages. Google does not seem to be listening to the people who use their search page. All I wanted was a way to turn the darned thing off. Thu 06 May 2010 22:19:40 GMT+1 Jeremy Harris http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=42#comment6 This looks very much like a shot in the foot by Google. Not only have they inflicted a screen-wasting (for us netbook users) way of restricting the bit of the search output that we actually want to see, but they have also removed the option to performa an initial search for UK-only web sites.How incredibly daft is that? Presumably Google seems to think that the UK is now an irrelevance and that UK internet users are now only interested in global content.There is at least a web tool available that will delete the side bar, but without a UK-only option Google is now quite limited as a search engine.Thankfully Netscape still seems to be relatively uncluttered and actually works very much like the old Google. Try it (www.netscape.com) and see. It even has the good old UK pages only radio button. Thu 06 May 2010 21:00:58 GMT+1 MacHiavelli http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=35#comment5 My Google changed about 10 days ago. Is this new news? Thu 06 May 2010 12:09:14 GMT+1 Phoebe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=28#comment4 I think the simple refinement options Google has added are a great improvement when there's so much content out there, and the first search results may not be quite what you were looking for.http://www.jinni.com Thu 06 May 2010 09:24:37 GMT+1 DT1984 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=21#comment3 I don't use google, haven't done for a long time but these changes look nice. Everything looks nice and spaced out and clear... Thu 06 May 2010 09:08:20 GMT+1 Tyler Tate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=14#comment2 Thanks for posting this insightful interview with Nundu Janakiriam. I agree that by Google's normal evolutionary approach to design changes, this is truly a step change. I am a user experience designer myself and have just posted my critique of the new design at Google Redesign: A Closer Look. Thu 06 May 2010 05:40:50 GMT+1 thepastymuncher http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=7#comment1 Sam - simple just use Bing! Wed 05 May 2010 20:00:16 GMT+1 Sam http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/maggieshiels/2010/05/google_search_redesign.html?page=0#comment0 I just don't like it.Just give me a way to turn it off! Wed 05 May 2010 19:02:57 GMT+1