Google Home Page Background: Back To White

After the backlash that proceeded after Google changed their trademark white background to something more ‘Bing-like,’ the search engine giants have now decided to default back to the plain look after their experiment did not go as planned.

I guess Google did not see it coming, but just hours after the G-team had rolled out the customizable background option horde’s of Internet bloggers and unsatisfied searchers took to the internet in rage and asked the question — “why has Google got a background image!?”

People even went as far as refusing to use the search engine in a bid for Google to remove the random background option, something they now seem to have done.

The option is still there though, so you can still choose a background image for Google, who were also branded as trying to copy Microsoft’s search engine ‘Bing,’ which is third on the list of most popular search engines.

I honestly cannot see what all the fuss is about, but what do you think?

Source: PCWorld

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Google should have a "No Clutter" page that shows only the search box and a link to a "Customize Your Clutter" page.
Some people like me want absolutely zero clutter. Others, who like the hyperclutter of a Yahoo home page, would have the option of creating a custom clutter scene that would make their socks roll up and down with joy.
If Google wants brand loyalty, that's all they have to do. And, oh yes, keep making the search engine better. Andy Grove is right – it's best to hear footsteps – because they ARE gaining on you.


Awful idea- yet more clutter on the PC! I love the clean lines of the original Google and commend them for listening to the users' opinions and swifly reverting. Thanks, Google!!


I HATED the picture background, and was very pleased to see the peaceful blank page back again. Very glad that Google listened to us.


I was really frustrated with the background image, and admittedly, one of those users who made the remove-background-from-Google-search rank so high… but, I was annoyed for reasons other than just the image. I actually kind-of liked the image. Admittedly, at first, I was shocked to see the standard white page gone, but when I saw the option to choose my own background I was intrigued… Of course, I was supremely disappointed when I realized that I had to log in to my google account to change it. I did, however, log in and pick a custom background, but as soon… Read more »

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