Official: More Are Seeing Google’s New Navigation Bar

Google New Top Bar - Options GearA week ago, we reported on a new top navigation bar Google began testing. Now it’s official. Google tells Search Engine Land that the new navigation bar is being rolled out to everyone.Google told us:

Last week we tested a new top navigation bar, which increases consistency across most of Google’s properties and is a visual update over the previous top navigation bar. We are now rolling this new bar out widely.

Google’s New Nav Look

The new navigation bar allows the Google page and search results move up slightly, since the bar is slightly shorter than the previous bar. It also adds a bit of a more colorful and graphical interface. The top bar has a light dark and light blue bar across the top. Plus, there is a little gear like icon at the far right that gives you additional options for your account and preferences.

Here are some pictures:

Google New Top Bar

Google New Top Bar

Here is a closer look at the options on the right side, when signed in:

Google New Top Bar - Options Gear

Google New Top Bar - Signed In

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Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search | Top News


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  • Brent Rangen MN SEO

    Ahhhh, just want I was getting used to the sidebar contents too! Now I’m shockingly frozen hovering the mouse cursor above the sidebar & below the menubar, convulsing over the decision of which of the same item I must click on.

    I’m sure most of the non-techie related people will like it though. Heck, half of them probably didn’t realize what the sidebar on Google search contained. The main index page now is very clear how to get to images, books, shopping, etc. where you would have to click in to results to get there before.. right?

  • KTurk

    I saw this last week under my account but no one else within the office was seeing it. I was wondering how it happened and after looking around, I cleared the all browser data and it was gone. I don’t know how to get it back :(

  • POP_Creative@twitter

    very clean look and i really like it. FB and Google have been changing a lot lately, about time !

  • Nithin Jawali

    Yes, I am seeing mine as well.

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