Tell Google Why You Dislike The New Top Navigation

Nov 9, 2012 • 8:30 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

google top navigation feedbackThis week, after months of testing Google officially launched the top down navigation.

Now, many are not happy about it - as is always the case when Google makes a change.

Google has decided to open up a single thread to provide feedback at Google Web Search Help. Jessica from Google is the brave Googler who created the thread, asking for feedback. She wrote:

As many of you have noticed, we've rolled out some changes to the way looks to users in the US. Specifically, we’re making some design improvements to our search results page, moving the tools from the left side of the page to the top. For Image Search, know that the Larger Than and Exactly tools are temporarily on vacation. We'll update this thread when they're back in town.

If you have feedback or questions about these design improvements, please post them to this thread.

To give a little background about why we've made the change: the new overall design follows our updated mobile design. From our tests, it seems to work well on desktop, and we’ve created a design that works well on a wide variety of modes and devices. We’ll keep updating and improving our designs as always.

So point number one, the image size filter is coming back soon.

Point number two, this top navigation is here to stay, at least for the near future. Google is constantly tweaking things. So the design may change slightly based on your feedback. But Google tested this and it fits more closely with the mobile design and thus they want to keep it.

So if you are not happy with the design, make sure Google knows why at the Google Web Search Help thread.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Dazed and Confused

11/09/2012 03:17 pm

when i compare the new look to the old look I see the new look has an increase in font size. Cmon Google, at least make it appear that you are not trying to get rid of organic results in favour of things that make you cash.


11/09/2012 09:08 pm

Another thread they will open up to look like they care about users and then do nothing about. Google don't care what users think.


11/10/2012 05:11 am

I think it

Tayyab Nasir

11/10/2012 05:11 am

I think it`s ok with the new navigation....!

scam engine

11/10/2012 07:41 pm

stop wasting your time, this was A/B tested to death by Google and chosen because it buries our sites even more in favor of ads. Google is a greedy, vile, lying corporation. They are a scam engine, not search engine.

Tom Evert

11/10/2012 08:12 pm

I do NOT like this. The "everything" option is gone from the left side of the screen and NO way to search for small, medium and large images.

Website Developers

11/12/2012 04:26 am

I think its not. Side menus were good. They have updated only for not others.


11/12/2012 05:09 am

Well, if we say the exact reason will they change they wont, they had done this change to earn more money through ads..That's all i can say.... ;)


11/22/2012 07:13 pm

Facebook will LOVE Google for helping it start up in the Search World, Why? Because Google chased away ALL the small and medium sized publishers and only provides ranking now to big brands. The people who held the ladder for Google on the way up are being ditched... That's OK - Facebook search is going to be big. It is a shame though that Google is such an inconsistent and unreliable partner to do business with.


11/26/2012 09:42 am

I really don't like the fact that the search for UK has disappeared; it was such a convenient,time-saving facility and now it's a right pain scrolling through all the many different options,the majority of searches once clicked on seem to be from the States. Not that there is a problem with the US,I hurry to add,lol...but especially at this time of year,I like to order from near home when it comes to delivery! Also,the entire "look" appears to be rather bland without the left-hand side options;any chance of a re-think,please? I doubt it,somehow but you never know...might get it back as a Christmas present for all Google followers. I don't think I am alone by far,either but I'm not holding my breath!


10/21/2013 12:44 pm

I'm going to try BING for awhile. I'm tired of getting shoved around. That Google stock should be topping out in about 18 months.

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