If you are wandering whether something changes about google’s layout of the search results then you would be right. Google has rolled out a update for all searchers to in cooperate a new design after months of tests and swapping between the new and old layout design.
The new layout has been created to be “clearer” and “easier” to read than the old one…. the changes induce a change in font size, removing the underlining of titles in the search results but the most important changes come to the ads by removing the color block from the ad section and reducing the line size which separates the ads from the rest of the listings means the ads are more blended into the organic listings which makes it very hard to tell what is a ad and what is not.
Here is a screenshot of the new layout:
It is very important to clearly label what are ads and what are not on search engines otherwise it is a breach of law and exploits consumers, there is no doubt in my mind that these recent changes make it harder for users to tell what are ads and what are not… the ads maybe labeled as so with a small “ad” label but for the non tech savvy this could easily be misinterpreted as another odd button for instance some sort of social sharing button.
Lets hope anti trust laws take effect and get rid of this very exploitative layout.