At last google launched their new version of homepage. And after reviewing this, let me tell you google’s people are genius. They know what they are doing.
The simple looks of google is even more better. They made it simpler than it were. How could it be will be the question you might be asking. Let me show you what they have done.
First of all, its a little bit difficult to notice the difference. Most of us will not even feel the difference. So I say take a new browser and type google.com(don’t move your mouse cursor) now check for the links for “images”,”Maps” etc etc at the top where it used to be there. Now move your cursor looking at the position where these links used to be. It comes right?, as a fade in.
The main feature of the new homepage is that it “fades in” — when the page first loads, it shows only our logo, the search box and the buttons.
Google tested 10 different versions of the fancy new transition, and ultimately chose one that was “positive or neutral on all key metrics.”
Google Blog Post Regarding This.
According to several news sources, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to an online search and advertising partnership which is to be announced and this announcement is most likely to happen in the the next 24 Hours.
This move will help them to make a good stand in both the search market and the Ads market. According to the current situation Google has the most market share for these.
The deal will focus on revenue sharing between the two companies, says AllThingsD. The deal also means Microsoft’s powerful Bing search will be enhancing the power of Yahoo searches while the Advertisement part of both companies will be done by Yahoo.
As of June, Google’s search engine was used for 65 percent of all US searches, with Yahoo lagging behind at 19.6 percent and Bing at 8.4 percent.
There could be a hitch however.
“Any agreement where Microsoft powers search and shares the search data to Yahoo is open to scrutiny from US and EU justice departments,”
says Colin Gillis, an analyst at Brigantine Advisors, via Reuters.
Anti-trust issues may be brought up as well.
As per Microsoft ,the latest search engine Bing had a 8% rise in the number of unique users. the information is from the data credit sheet for Bing released by microsoft. You can see the corresponding blog entry here.
Microsoft also says that,
“based on our own polling, we have also seen the number of people ‘likely to recommend’ Bing double in our debut month.”
They relaunched their search engine with the introduction of Bing in early June. The company confirmed that the data outlined above refers to June 2009 as compared to May 2009, prior to the launch of the new service.