Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 23:12 UTC
Microsoft

With this release we've created a modern Bing.com experience - one that is faster, cleaner and more visually appealing. We believe that search can be beautiful as well as functional and efficient. With that as our goal, we evaluated fonts, spacing, color, visual scan patterns, the search box and even the underlying code.

My problem with this and recent moves by Google: when I do a regular search, I do not want my search results to be spammed by news, picture, and video results. Bing seems to follow in Google's footsteps by adding irrelevant crap to search results for the sake of looking cool, but at the cost of usability.

I mean, check this screenshot. How much of the page is reserved for actual search results, and not pictures, info boxes, news items, and god knows what else?

Exactly: none.

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Ads in results? That's the whole point.
by benali72 on Wed 18th Sep 2013 04:12 UTC
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"I mean, check this screenshot. How much of the page is reserved for actual search results, and not pictures, info boxes, news items, and god knows what else?"


You miss the point. Search is merely an advertising opportunity. From Microsoft's view the results should be cluttered by as little actual content as possible.

It's only the <strike>suckers</strike> users who would want it otherwise.

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