Only more annoying: Google’s new news source icon may be hard to predict

Google added a small site icon to its search results this week for some reason, according tomedia reports, which not only created more confusion in the original lysing interface, but also did not appear to actually improve the search results or user experience. The company said the move was to give users a clearer picture of where the information came from.

Only more annoying: Google's new news source icon may be hard to predict

Yet the adjustment looks like an annoying, unnecessary change inmedia, which, in its view, doesn’t help users deliver a better search experience.

Only more annoying: Google's new news source icon may be hard to predict

Adding site icons can make Google’s search results look a bit cartoonish, and for Facebook users who can’t be sure of a reliable news source, these small icons can be disappointing.

But Google has often made changes to its searches, and some have improved the user experience or results. Over the past few months, it has changed its search algorithm to improve its search results, prioritize reputable news sources and even add augmented reality results to searches by not viewing search queries as a “word pack.”