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December 9, 2011

Google Search Pages Hide +1 Buttons

+1 buttons no longer clutter Google's search results pages. They're now displayed when you mouse over the results for most of the pages. If you have +1'd a page, the button will be displayed by default to highlight the result.

In other search-related news, the preferences page has a new interface with custom controls, while the advanced search page switched back to the old interface. Maybe someone read this post and decided to fix the drop-down lists.


  1. Good, I prefer not to have them rammed down my throat - if I want to +1 a page I will but it is good to have less visual chaff in the search results.

  2. For the last week or so I haven't had them at all in my search results - not even on hover. Not really sure why that is. That said, it's a bit weird to +1 something before you've even clicked the link to find out if it's +1 worthy. That never made sense to me. I am still seeing results that I have +1'd elsewhere. That's enough. And agree that less clutter is good.

  3. Thank you for the auspicious writeup...