Google testing another UI change, adds hints and search shortcuts

Google has been reportedly testing quite a few UI changes recently and although we’re yet to see any of those changes officially arrive to any of the apps, barring the Google Messenger app. Now the Google app isn’t one of those apps from Google that undergo a lot of change. The Google Now cards have looked almost the same ever since the inception, and apart from the occasional header images and color changes not much has changed.

Yet, there’s now a report of some UI changes with Google’s search app on android.
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Google Search widget on Android reportedly getting a circular face lift

It seems Google is looking to change quite a few things design wise since the Google Pixel happened. There have been reports of changes in the Playstore UI, a transparent Google Search subwidget, and moving the address bar in Chrome to the bottom among others. Of course, Google never has been shy about introducing changes to the way many of its apps look, feel and operate. Recently though, those changes have been coming much thicker and much faster.

Now it seems Google is in the process of testing a new design for that longer and more commonly-encountered Google Search widget. Reports are coming in that the regular rectangular bar has been changed to one with rounded edges, along with a microphone icon on the right side and the “G” logo on the left. Continue reading “Google Search widget on Android reportedly getting a circular face lift”

Google has AMPed Mobile Search Results but what does it mean?

Have you made your content AMP ready yet?  Google has officially turned on AMP results in the “ten blue links” in their mobile search results.  This means when a webpage has an AMP version available, Google will swap out the non-AMP version and display with AMP version instead, complete with the AMP tag in the search results.

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Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google

Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. While Facebook stumbled with its natural language Graph Search, it refocused on keywords, and is now seeing 2 billion searches per day of its 2.5 trillion posts. That’s compared to 1.5 billion searches per day in July 2015, and 1 billion in September 2012. That’s a 33% climb in just 9 months.

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