July 20, 2006
Plain Old Google Search
I was complaining earlier that Google homepage has too many links. Cristian Mezei found the perfect solution - a Google page that has:
* no links for Images, Maps, Groups, News, Video
* no links for account settings, account history
* no ads
* no Google Oneboxes
* no spelling suggestions
* no related queries
* no number of results
* no definitions
* no cached links
* no advanced search, preferences
* no tracking: the URLs of the search results are direct links, not redirects
Just plain old Google. Don't be fooled by the "Search our site" buttons or "Searched About Google pages for..." message. This page searches the entire web, but it was meant to search only the google.com domain.
Here is the secret link: Plain Old Google. Or just add &output=googleabout at the end of any Google search URL.