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This article was published on January 18, 2014


Google Alerts gets a card-based redesign, its first notable upgrade in a long time

Google Alerts gets a card-based redesign, its first notable upgrade in a long time
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

It seems Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Alerts after all. The news bulletin service has remained untouched for a long period of time, but now it is sporting a new look after getting a substantial redesign.

Google has introduced a new card-style layout, made headlines more prominent and — interestingly — removed the option to click through and read more stories on a topic. Social buttons have also be added to help share content to Facebook, Twitter or Google+ easily.

Images from Search Engine Land compare the old…

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…and new version:

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➤ Google Alerts Get A Shiny New Redesign [Search Engine Land]

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