• http://wescook.ca/ Wes Cook

    Happened to me about an hour ago. I thought it was a bug, honestly.

  • http://twitter.com/incrediblehelp Jaan Kanellis

    Why confuse “avergae” users by taking away the search box at this point?

  • Matt Aster

    Not happening for me, Smart money is on bug.

  • http://thecollegestartup.com/ Travis

    Because at this point to show any organic results above the fold they need extra headroom ;)

  • http://twitter.com/peppujado Pep Pujadó Mateo

    I saw how the news box disipare and then , the SEO results may be creasy!

  • Dan Neal

    I’ve had this for a little while. Not a big fan to be honest. (At least not yet)

  • Durant Imboden

    Sounds like a reasonable idea for hardcore Chrome users. Maybe it could be offered as an option via the “Customize and control Google Chrome” settings.

  • Chris Kramer

    @twitter-14182025:disqus – I’m guessing it’s to keep people from refining their search when they can’t find what they want in the organic results…. so they’ll click on the paid ads instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MassAppealGraphicDesign Darren McChrystal MassAppeal

    As someone who’s mother has only just started using the internet, this will confuse her already confused brain even further, poor woman

  • Deboti Chowdhury

    Okay, this can confusing for lots of general users or people who are not that used to Google search. And why does Google needs the extra space? For more organic result or more paid result? (I’m guessing paid)

  • Matt O’Toole

    N-N-N-N-N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!! Don’t search for “Google” on Google!!!!! You’ll break the internet and cause a black hole to be created in Mountain View!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ramdash1985 Ram Chandra Dash

    No, I have tried but The Google Search bar has showing.

  • Marc Winter

    Yup – the goal is to shove in more ads. Can’t violate the own webmaster guidelines too obviously, can they?

  • Marc Winter

    Next thing they will do is remove the Chrome omnibar too! So people are forced to click on the ads. Yet another way to keep people “locked in” on the Google website…

  • http://twitter.com/cleverphd Paul Dybala, PhD

    I saw this yesterday and did not think much of it. I did not think much of it until I read this article today and said to myself, “Oh, yea, I guess that did happen”. I usually search within the address bar in Chrome, so for me was not a big deal. Chrome as a test, might be looking at how often a user searches using the address bar and then change the layout based on behavior. One size never fits all, so it would make sense if the layout adapted. That said, I am back to “regular” search results today.

  • http://cubicleninjas.com/ Tyler Etters

    Minimalism is the new clarity!

  • http://twitter.com/chipjones Chip Jones

    Curious how Google Analytics reports this traffic source when typing a domain name in the Omnibox. Is it considered a “Search” or is it “Direct” traffic?

  • http://exde601e.blogspot.com/ George M.

    That’s actually a Chrome-only experiment called “Instant extended API” that will probably become the default New Tab page at some point. One of the effects is that on the search result page the search term is displayed directly in the Omnibox as pictured above, making more room for the results.

  • Tim Box

    Pleasssssssseeeee Google give me it back!!!!!!!!

  • Stacey Mayer

    I can work with this – I normally search from the top, anyway. Interesting!