Google Updates Design for Advanced Search Page

Mar 5, 2008 • 7:15 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google seems to have updated the design of the advanced search form. Here are pictures of the new page design, as I see them right now:

Google's New Advanced Search Page

Now if you click on that plus sign to open the "Date, usage rights, numeric range, and more" you see this:

Google's New Advanced Search Page

The tip links open a small contextual help box over the page.

Here is a picture of an older version of the Google advanced search form:

Google's Old Advanced Search Page

I like the new interface, which seems to give users not only an easier method of searching in an advanced method but also some new features within the form (although not new completely because there were special command to do this). It seems like we now can use this form to:

  • Usage rights for "not filtered by license," "free to use or share," "free to use or share, even commercially," free to use share or modify ," and "free to use, share or modify, even commercially."
  • Search by region (country location)
  • Numeric ranges

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

Previous story: Early Reports of Testing Google Results in Core Web Search
Ninja Banner
blog comments powered by Disqus