Google Testing Hiding Top Black Bar

Jun 27, 2012 • 8:16 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Black Bar DesignTecho-Net discovered yet a new Google user interface, this one is with the Google black bar at the top of the pages.

Google introduced this black bar in June 2011, tested using a different method, a drop down black bar and went back to it. Some people still hate it.

So how do you remove it? Right now if you go to Google via, notice the ?esrch=Agad::Public part, it will turn off the black bar and maybe some other features.

Here is a picture with the black bar on and off:

Google Black Bar On

Google Black Bar Off

A bit refreshing, don't you think?

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Ben Greenwood

06/27/2012 12:20 pm

I like the black bar...

Nathaniel Bailey

06/27/2012 12:25 pm

I don't really care how google does its top nav bar, but I did notice that you get different results with that extra bit of code in the url, so does that mean your not seeing the "true SERPs"? Just a little something to check into before checking your keyword positions etc :)

Ollie Boyd

06/27/2012 12:54 pm

I am getting the weirdest SERPs with that URL for SEO. Including images towards people in my circles from G+. results from around the world and the majority of the articles are not just popular SEO blogs from the industry but interior beginner guide posts! Thanks Google ha


06/27/2012 01:15 pm

I at least need some way to navigate through Google properties quickly and easily.

Alex Christopher

06/28/2012 07:52 am

I really do not understand Why people hate that black bar.


06/28/2012 03:12 pm

Bad move on Google's part

beginning to hate google

11/18/2012 07:17 am

does not work anymore. nov 2012

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11/21/2012 03:24 pm

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Philip Gardocki

06/17/2013 06:25 pm

I hate it because it seems to be malfunctioning, and my entire page goes black for 5-10 seconds. This also occurs whenever there is a forced refresh. When I log out of google+ then the pages view normally.

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