>New look on Google

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Google is planning a release of a new look on their search/result page. According to Swedish publication IDG you should be able to try it out. Note that it only works with google.com. Not any local domains. As I tried the instructions bellow I had some problem with Google redirecting me to google.se instead, if that happens to you just use http://google.com/ncr (ncr meaning no country I guess) and you will force it to use the US version.

To test Google’s new look, do the following:
1. Go to google.com (or google.com/ncr)

2. When the page is loaded, paste the following code in the address window in your browser:
javascript:void(document.cookie=”PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/; domain=.google.com”);

Remember to replace everything in the browser address bar with the above code.

3. Press Return.

4. Reload the page google.com or open a new tab
Personally, I like it. Probably I won’t be using it a whole lot since most of my searching needs are already covered, but I like the “filter” for blogs, news etcetera. Looks quite neat if you ask me. The debate on copying Bing or other providers doesn’t bother me that much, I rather feel that they are following a trend that you can see all over the Internet. All companies will be inspired by their competitors from time to time, as long as you add something new and not only plagiarize I see nothing wrong.

The CNet article that is the source for the Swedish version:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10405227-265.html 
Swedish article:
http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.273320/sa-kommer-du-at-googles-nya-utseende
Original article (as far as I know):
http://searchengineland.com/google-streamlines-search-options-30143
Gizmodo article presenting how to try it out:
http://gizmodo.com/5412801/how-to-try-the-new-google-search?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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Etysen

Consultant in the area of IT Project Management and project administration. Dedicated technical enthusiast playing with mobiles, computers etcetera. The rest of my time goes into music (mainly guitar or listening) and friends (including my family).

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