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Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:11 pm
by asha
Google increased the size of its home page's search box and text size, making it easier for users to see long queries and more fun to use. This was announced by company Vice President Marissa Mayer in their officialblog.

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:33 pm
by latha
yeah, it looks good. would be good for long tailed queries.
Google always has ways to pamper users. That's how they work I guess. They wine you, dine you and then
ask you to pay, which we do, because they are good.

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:02 am
by jay
Good move. More than search box size increase, liked the increase in the font size for search box as well as auto suggest.

I have never encountered a situation where google asks for payment other than advertisement related services.

Of course if we want to make more money using them, we should also give them a share.

There is almost unlimited usages for their services like http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/

Know how google get's 97 % of it's revenue - http://gigaom.com/2009/07/17/where-does-google-get-97-of-its-revenue/

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:05 am
by Matt
To be honest, I noticed it and don't really like it. Once text and fields start getting over a certain size on a web page, they start to look bad, in my opinion.

If people need to see text on a page better, they can increase their screen resolutions or increase the size percentage in their browser window (some have this plug in or add-on built in).

I don't know why Google thinks this is better.


"...makes our clean, minimalist homepage even easier and more fun to use"


How does making something like a search field bigger make it more "fun"?


"In this case, it's a small change that makes search more prominent."


Ummm, correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty much the only purpose of the Google home page is to search. This isn't Yahoo or MSN we're talking about-it's not a portal to multiple services and information pages.

The blog post sounds more like a sales pitch to me than anything.

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:58 pm
by DJ
Why would they do such a thing? Here are some reasons that I think they would!

- people are becoming more sopshisticated with their searching. That means longer tail searches!
- people are using bigger monitors and resolution is getting better so there is more space on most peoples screens for bigger text and boxes!

YUP YUP!

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:40 pm
by jay
Anyway it still wonders us why ....?

Why it's becoming a overtone in the .com industry even if G increases it's search box size or add dot to their site even if there are no functional changes.

Why such an impact is not created when done by other major sites?

Just a thought !

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:02 pm
by douglas
Its a common phenomina that people are reluctant for changes. This is mainly because of the lack of positive attitude. They just think on their situation as it is. Not opening eyes to the coming future.

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:51 pm
by asha
Guess we have derailed from the topic :) Yes we don't want to break the normal flow of happenings around us. Here it is not lack of positive attitude but just that people have different tastes and opinions."Comment is free, but facts are sacred."

Why such an impact is not created when done by other major sites?

In the ever-evolving sphere of internet change is imminent, and thats What Google does more than any other. Google just steals the limelight.

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:40 pm
by jay
Great Ashaji, You've started the good topic, made us on track when derailed from topic and written a great conclusion :D !

Re: Big 'G' Now S-U-P-E-R-sized

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:54 am
by elan
It has been a long time since i have seen Google Home Page. This update doesn't make any differnce to googlers like me who all using "tool bar" for search. ;-)