You will be pleased.
Representatives of the giant say that this step aims to present sources of information in a clearer way. The new method of displaying search results is to be a blow to fake news sites and promote large, widely recognized publishers. At a glance, you will see whether the link directs to popular websites or those that you would prefer to avoid.
What's more, paid links will now be more clearly marked in search results. If a given link is high in the search results only because it has been paid for, then instead of the icon of the source website there will be the "AD" icon (from advertisment).
Last year, our search results on mobile gained a new look. That’s now rolling out to desktop results this week, presenting site domain names and brand icons prominently, along with a bolded "Ad" label for ads. Here’s a mockup: pic.twitter.com/aM9UAbSKtv
– Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) January 13, 2020
"The refreshed format places the branding of a given site in the center of attention, helping Internet users to read where the information comes from more efficiently, easier to view the results of their queries and decide what content to read", informs Google. It is hard to disagree.
The changes are also a response to allegations directed at Google and its parent company, Alphabet, about the lack of proper steps taken in the fight against disinformation. The allegations have recently gained in strength as a result of the presidential election in the United States in 2020.
The new search view introduced on personal computers is probably already known to Android smartphone users, where it debuted much earlier.