Experimental Google Search Interface

Click to enlargeGoogle has been testing a simplified new interface in Australia for Advanced Search. I haven’t seen any mentions of it from people in North America or elsewhere.

The top of the form seems friendlier:

Find web pages that have…

all these words:
this exact wording or phrase:
one or more of these words:

But don’t show pages that have…

any of these unwanted words:


Need more tools?

Results per page:
File type:
Search within a site or domain:

Then a collapsible area for “Date, usage rights, numeric range and more”.


It is currently visible at,,, and This has only been seen for google.com, not google.com.au. I think Google has made the right call for me at least, as I rarely use the options that have been collapsed.


Ash Nallawalla

Search strategist experienced in large, complex websites. SEO consultant.

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