Spotted by Reddit user DiscombobulatedLead, Google is apparently testing new kind of search-results page that's based on the company's Material design approach that's been spreading through Google services the past few years. SEE ALSO: Americans Googled'gun control' more than'gun shop' in the past week While the old layout displays all search results on one white background, the new layout reportedly displays each result in a "card box" with defined borders. Google seems to be AB testing a new material search results layout. Google has been updated more and more of its desktop services around Material; Google Calendar was one of the most recent to get a makeover. Material roughly began with the launch Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it generally emphasizes cards, layers, "flat" textures, and specific coloring schemes.
Google just made search results a lot more useful. The company is giving its mobile search results a new look, with a new set of tabs that show more information about television shows, movies, stocks, and books. SEE ALSO: Google's new Google Maps feature will make parking less of a nightmare Now when you search for a movie or TV show, Google will surface individual tabs that let you browse topics related to the search. This includes trailers, news stories, cast details, showtimes, and critic reviews. Google previously surfaced some of this information, like showtimes, directly in search results, but this is the first time it's all been organized by the type of info, which each type easily accessible with just a tap.
A screenshot of Google image search results for'three black teenagers.' SAN FRANCISCO -- Google image searches for "three black teenagers" and "three white teenagers" get very different results, raising troubling questions about how racial bias in society and the media is reflected online. Kabir Alli, an 18-year-old graduating senior from Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Va., posted a video clip on Twitter this week of a Google image search for "three black teenagers" which turned up an array of police mugshots. He and friends then searched for "three white teenagers," and found groups of smiling young people. "I had actually heard about this search from one of my friends and just wanted to see everything for myself.
We already know Google collects a ton of data on us, and a lot of it comes from search. Google offers plenty of ways to limit the amount of data you have lying around, but they're not all that easy to find. Starting today, Google is making it easier to both see and delete your search activity. Previously, you could visit your Google Account in Settings on Android phones or on the web on iOS, tap Manage your data & personalization and then My Activity to see your search results. Then you needed to tap the three-dot menu and select Delete to get rid of something.
Google changes its search algorithms around 500 to 600 times within a year. Most of this changes are minor, but sometimes Google makes a "major" algorithmic update such as the famous (Google Penguin and Google Panda) affecting the results in significant ways. For marketers, these changes are important because they explain more about the way websites are ranked and how to improve search engine optimization. More and more people rely on searches to find information as well as make purchasing decisions. From the way SERPs are structured, users opt to rely on the top ten results.