August 18, 2011

Google Search’s New Sitelinks, Ugly UI

Google search’s new sitelinks, an ugly UI.
Per Google,
The links shown below some of Google's search results, called sitelinks, are meant to help users navigate your site. Our systems analyze the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they're looking for.
Sitelinks generation is automated. Webmasters can demote a sitelink that they feel does not properly represent their site.

If done properly, sitelinks are quite useful, but, in its new and improved incarnation, it looks ugly. Check the Apple sitelinks above and the Microsoft sitelinks below.

The new sitelinks UI does not display for all websites. Here are some old sitelinks still being displayed.