Earlier today, we noticed that Google was showing an increasing number of its users a new search results page with more whitespace and without a sidebar. At the time, we assumed this was an experiment, but Google has now made this new design official.
According to Google, the idea here is to provide users with a consistent search experience “across the side variety of devices and screen sizes people use today.” By doing away with the sidebar and moving the search options to a bar on top of the search results page, Google now has more room for its Knowledge Graph results.
Until now, Google showed its advanced search options in a sidebar on the left side of the screen, but these options have now moved to a bar at the top of the search results. Many of these options, it’s worth noting, are quite similar to those that…
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