Google Drops "Not Visited Yet" Search Filter

Oct 28, 2011 • 8:23 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Two years ago, Google had launched a search feature for filtering search results by sites you have not visited yet. The option showed up on the side bar, most recently, under "more search options." But the option seems to be gone now.

Here is a picture from Search Engine Land of what it looked like when it launched - do note, it has changed over the years.

Google Not Visited Yet

But now, on some browsers, for some users, and I can replicate it, it does not show up at all.

Google Not Visited Yet Gone

The first report I've seen of it going missing was two days ago at the Google Web Search Help forums. Sarah from Google confirmed the bug, saying "I could reproduce on Firefox 7 and will look into it."

There is no ETA for a fix or if this feature has been removed forever.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Brad Taylor

10/29/2011 02:09 am

Crazy. I was oblivious to its existence! Now I want it. It would be useful.

Matt Dolge

05/13/2013 06:55 pm

The not yet visited search filter is in existence. It can be found in the Search Tools menu.

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