Google drops magnifying glass in search bar for text search button

Google drops magnifying glass in search bar for text search button

Google has placed the magnifying glass in the search bar and replaced it with a text-based search button. We saw Google testing this a few months ago and it now seems to be almost completely live.

Here's what it looks like now (click to enlarge):

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Here is the old look with the magnifying glass:

Yes, this is a small change, but any small change can affect searchers and webmasters.

Forum discussion on twitter.

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