06 November 2015

Multiple Search Results For Google News


When searching Google for [news], the first page shows 9 results and 4 of them send users to Google News. The news site owned by Google is the top search result, but there are also 3 duplicate results that have some additional parameters:

http://ift.tt/1iFYHmT

http://ift.tt/1GNB3Rb

http://ift.tt/1iFYJv5


This is obviously a bug and it's strange to see that Google didn't ignore Google Analytics parameters.

Google News Card


Here's a quick way to find the latest news stories when using a mobile device. Just search Google for [news] and you'll get a card that shows the top stories. Tap the arrow icons or swipe left/right to switch to other Google News sections like world news, business, technology, entertainment, sports, science or health.




05 November 2015

Google Updates Search Interface For Tablets


It looks like Google updated the search interface for tablets and switched to the mobile UI. The previous tablet interface was an interesting combination between the desktop and mobile UIs.

Here's a screenshot from Safari for iPad:


And here's a screenshot from Nexus 7:


It's strange to see that Google still shows the "mobile-friendly" label, even though it's not that important for tablets. It's also weird that Google abbreviates long URLs, while there's enough space to display the entire URLs. Google switched to the mobile UI and forgot to optimize it for tablets.