Apparently Google has secretly been working on “the next generation of Google Search … an entire new infrastructure for the world’s largest search engine.” And you can be among the first to try it out, here:
It’s clearly faster. Are the results better? It seems they are different at least. My first impression is that they’re a little more commercially oriented — more Bing-like so to speak.
You can check out a discussion at webmaster world.
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