Google moves groups, adds video

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Have you noticed? Google has added Video to it’s top links and has removed Groups from the prime position it’s had all these years. Instead, Books, Froogle and Groups and “even more >>” are grouped into a drop-down list.

In its blog Google says:

Search has always been a fundamental paradigm here, so we’re constantly working to integrate more services into the main search experience. So while you can go to specific search services directly through the More>> dropdown, you’ll also find great results from Books, Groups, and Froogle by just searching Google. As our product line evolves, we’re also finding that we have a few destinations that people need to get to directly — sometimes because the user experience relies heavily on browsing (News, Video) or because there’s a different way of searching (Maps).

Google also says it plans to introduce more changes over the next few months. I guess this shows the importance Google is placing on its video search as it tries to compete with YouTube.com

At the time of this posting, the changes have not been Google Canada (www.google.ca)

UPDATE: Here’s what happened to Froogle, which was also moved off the main links section, and Google Videos after the switchover.

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