Google Testing New Type Of Top Results Bar

Aug 23, 2011 • 9:15 am | comments (10) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Top Bar

Wissam Dandan sent me a note on Google + that Google is testing a minor change to the top bar.

Let me show you the difference between the test and what we see now.

Current Top Bar:

Google Current Top Bar

Google's Test Top Bar:

Google Test Top Bar

The main difference is that it reads "Search" directly under the logo and has the number of results directly under the search box in much larger type.

Ruben also spotted this test and posted a video in Google Blogoscoped Forums. In fact, there are three variations to the test and here they are:

Again, this is a small test but it does push the search results down a bit, which can obviously have an impact on your click through rate.

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums.

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