Google Showing Altered SERPs

    June 30, 2009
    Chris Crum

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.

Google SERPs tweet

Google SERP redesign

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.