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Google Search, Video & Finance Testing Interface Changes
It appears that Google is testing new user interfaces for Google Web Search, Google Video Search and Google Finance. On Google Web Search, Google is testing showing “Review This Site” as a link, as opposed to a graphical comments icon. On Google Video Search, Google is testing additional search filters on the left hand side. And on Google Finance, Google is testing a new side bar. Let’s dig deeper into each Google test.
As reported at the Search Engine Roundtable, Sam from Oh Nuts noticed Google testing what appears to look a lot like the Google Wonder Wheel in the video search results. As you can see from the picture below, you will notice additional search filters on the left hand side. I personally cannot replicate that left hand side in any browser on any operating system:
Google is also testing replacing the comments icon with a text link that reads “Review This Site.” Note, the comment feature came when Google launched SearchWiki in November. I am able to see this using Firefox, but not on Safari. Here is a picture of the “Review This Site” link, followed by the old icon interface:
Finally, as reported at TechCrunch, Google Finance is testing a new side bar. I am not able to replicate it, but when you go to Google Finance, some of you may see a side bar that has the options for Markets, News, Portfolio and Stock Screener. In addition, the recent quotes you looked up would be displayed on the left hand column. TechCrunch has before and after screen captures.