Google: You Are Ugly

Jul 2, 2013 • 8:31 am | comments (17) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Ugly SignI just can't get over how ugly and unattractive some of the Google search results have come with the addition of the expanded local carousel.

I thought maybe I was the only one who felt it was ugly but no, many do. The reactions on Twitter, via email and now on the forums, all feel the same way. Now, I am not saying the results are not useful. They may be, but they are ugly. Perception is a key factor in relevancy.

Example searches to show you what I mean by ugly.

The other day, I searched Google for [beer] and this is what came up:

Google Ugly Beer Results - click for full size

This morning, a WebmasterWorld thread said try searching for [fishing rods], heck, even advertisers are missing out from the amount of ugly on this page.

Google Ugly Fishing Rods Results - click for full size

Now, the intent is good and I really think Google will be cleaning up these results to make them look cleaner and more organized in the search results. But until then, the results seem incredibly ugly to me.

Do you agree?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto for ugly sign

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