The joke at work is that I'm a Google bigot. I'm the only one who found a way to kick Outlook to the curb so I could live in Gmail. I prefer to Gtalk over MSNing. I won't tell you how much money I spend with Google Adwords, but it's a small fortune. Google gets it, from their maps to their docs and spreadsheets, I'm a fan.
Today I saw Google unveiled a new search for those of us logged in with a Google account. You can leave comments on results, promote results, remove results and whole bunch of stuff. As a test, I Googled toronto blog and promoted my own site, organically ranked #3 overall. This was my first mistake.
Here's the new result when I'm logged into Google, something that's true 100% of the time I'm surfing the web.
And here's the results for the same search when I'm not logged into Google - I actually switched to Google's Chrome browser to take this screen cap.
I hate not seeing the organic results. I hate the new clutter in my search results. I miss the old Google, the one I used earlier this week.
The new Gmail themes made me smile. This new search doesn't. I just wish there was a button I could press to return to classic Google, the one we all know and love.