More Google Search Interface Tests In The Wild

Aug 23, 2013 • 8:11 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google, as always, is testing user interfaces and here are two more tests. The first is Google is testing a "next" button, instead of showing the pages available, in the mobile search interface. The second is Google is testing that boxy navigation bar again.

Next Button On Mobile Search Results:

Spotted by Nedas Petravičius and posted on Google+, Google is testing showing the next button only on the bottom of the mobile search results page. This is instead of showing the pagination links.

Here is a screen shot:

Next Button On Google Mobile Search Results

I assume this may work better on smart phones.

The Box Navigation

We saw this before back in May but now more people are seeing it, including Brian Ussery who posted this on Google+.

Here is a screen shot:

Google Box Navigation

I suspect the box navigation will be released soon to all users but I can be wrong.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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Comments:

Ray

08/23/2013 04:51 pm

I was just thinking yesterday they needed to make your products more accessible, I completely support both of the tests and hope they utilize them or something similar

Graciousstore

08/24/2013 11:47 pm

Google is always testing new products to help users have good searching experience

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