Google Video has updated the search results design and interface recently. The new design shows search results along the left hand column and the selected video on the right hand side. The video on the right hand side expands and contracts based on the size of your browser window. It also displays the video’s title, source, primary sections within the video (anchors in videos), related videos and useful links. Videos are played in the Google Video results page by default.
The redesign comes after Google dropped video uploads on Google. The last major redesign of the video results page was a year ago in April 2008. Prior to that, the most significant design change was in July 2007 when they morphed Google Video into a meta search engine.
Google Operating System is not pleased with the new interface. He said, “the new interface has a lot of flaws: the video player moves as you scroll down, the list of related videos is not always visible, Google Video no longer displays ratings and there’s a lot of unused space.” Plus I covered complaints from ordinary searchers in the Google forums at the Search Engine Roundtable.