Google has launched an update to their homepage, which is slowly being rolled out to all users, and it is one of the biggest changes to their homepage to date. The Google homepage will no longer have the black toolbar running across the top of the page which promotes the company’s other products. Instead, the bar is replaced by a grey logo which is clickable, revealing seven services with the option to reveal a further eight.
The idea behind the revamp is to promote Google’s business without cluttering up the homepage and to improve the user’s experience. A spokesman for Google said:
“Constant revision and improvement is part of our overarching philosophy,”
“If you compare the original Google home page to today’s version, you will see that a makeover every so often can certainly be refreshing.”
Consequently, it now takes two clicks to enter services such as images and news, which Google hope users will just be lazy and search using the usual search bar, allowing them to show more pay per click advertising to users as the news section, for example, does not show sponsored ads.
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