Google Adds "Skip Intro" to Search Results

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News Posted: Tue, Jun 10 2008 9:08 PM

When checking out the specs on the Voodoo Envy 133 earlier, we were pretty annoyed by the Flash intro to the revamped VoodooPC site. That's precisely the reason for a feature such as this. Search for a site, and - if the site has a Skip Intro link on it - results will have a "Skip intro," which enables users to skip the Flash intro, directly from the search results.

Of course, this doesn't help on the VoodooPC site, as there's no "Skip Intro" option on their site. Possibly because the intro is pretty short, but still irritating.


This is precisely the type of small, some-would-think inconsequential feature which is just the type of thing that draws people to one search engine over another.  A little feature that is really nice.

On the other hand, since we had to think hard (and actually had to search for a site) to find a site with a Flash intro, it's obviously not a deal-breaker.  Just nice.



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SqUiD267 replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 6:53 AM

 This is pricisely why I like google. Live search just cant compete.

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shanewu replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 7:28 AM
For many sites, having a flash intro is just a bad design decision, so I hope this option from google helps put a nail in that coffin.

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Lev_Astov replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 7:32 AM
Amen to that.

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shanewu:
For many sites, having a flash intro is just a bad design decision, so I hope this option from google helps put a nail in that coffin.

I agree I dont like flash intros sometimes there usefull or maybe entertaining but I like getting to where I need in a hurry! Its kinda like TV commercials and we all get enough of them. Google is the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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shanewu replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 11:55 AM
There are times where a flash intro MAY be appropriate or well done...like for a movie or something like that...something that is itself entertainment.

While it is a cool feature for the search engine, I don't think google as a company is the best, though. Be careful when trusting google; it's not the same "little guy beating up the big guy" company that it used to be. It is one of the big guys now.

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higgamo replied on Wed, Jun 11 2008 12:31 PM

like this feature help with the site who's intro are way over the top lol.

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