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Google Showing Altered SERPs

Some Are Seeing a Smaller Logo and More Padding

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Google appears to have rolled out (to what extent we’re not sure) a design change to its search results pages. The change seems to be very minor and insignificant, but Google altering SERPs is just something that can’t be ignored by the search industry.

The (hardly) noticeable changes are a little bit of padding on the left-hand side, and a slightly smaller version of the Google logo. It’s just enough to make you wonder if it’s changed or if you’re just crazy.

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It is unclear if the changes are widespread or just experimental. Phillipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped points out, "I’m currently seeing a slightly changed layout for Google results. The Google logo has gotten smaller, and there’s more padding to the left. In Firefox, the file holding the logo for the new layout is called nav_logo6.png (when I open the old layout in Chrome, it’s nav_logo4.png)."

How many of you are seeing the changes? Have you noticed anything else different?  Please share.

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    I thought I was going crazy. I did notice that the logo seemed smaller… but, for some reason, I thought the padding on the left had shrunk. I felt as though things were more cramped. I certainly could be mistaken.

    However, another thing that looks different to me are the SearchWiki icons for each result… (not the green lit-up one for ones you have moved to the top, but the icons to move or remove or comment) I could swear that they’ve been made much smaller.

  • http://www.seosean.com SEO Services

    I noticed that I no longer get customized search results. Does anyone else not get these too?

  • James

    Unfortunately, changes are BAD! I sent out message to Google, because I’m very angry on padding. Now it’s very UNCOMFORTABLE to use it! Google must to add option either to use bigger padding or to not! Google dissapointed me again…