Marty from the aimClear blog emailed me a screen shot yesterday morning, which looked like Google experimental search results. I then spotted a WebmasterWorld thread that discusses the same thing Marty emailed me.
There is a new link in the Google results that says "Show Options." When clicked, it opens up other grouping options. Robert, a WebmasterWorld admin also sees it and he describes the options as:
The main groupings select among...
- types of results (All results, Recent, Videos, Forums, Reviews)... - time of results (with options between Anytime and the past year)... - different types of what I'd call snippet displays (with options including standard or longer snippets, and snippets including image thumbnails)... - and different views (including Standard, Wonder wheel, Timeline, and Search Suggestions)
Here is a screen capture:
When I try to search for the query that they spotted this with, I get a message from Google that reads:
The option you have selected is currently unavailable.
Is this a form of experimental search being forced on searchers?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.