I was alerted to this one by Valleywag (I personally don’t see it on my screen yet). Google is apparently imitating a failed AOL search experiment by having video and product results appear in a right-hand bar. Valleywag has commented that this is identical to AOL’s now abandoned FullView.
The question is – is this a limited experiment on a small number of screens to test new layout possibilities or are they starting to roll this out to everyone?
I like the idea of separating the videos from the main search results. Having them all thrown together made the search list look very messy and cluttered. This way, everything looks a little neater and more orderly.