Friday, October 17, 2014

Yahoo tests a new homepage


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Yahoo.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="B=41am079a40ecq&b=3&s=8k; path=/; domain=.yahoo.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter, refresh the page and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Yahoo.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named B and replace the value with this cookie value:
    41am079a40ecq&b=3&s=8k
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

YouTube tests show carousels in search results


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=d03DP7Ew5z0; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    d03DP7Ew5z0
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Yahoo! tests a carousel in the 'Trending now' box


The color changes in each search or when you reload the page. The ads remain fixed to the right of the screen. Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Yahoo.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="B=esn0cu9a00pvs&b=3&s=ei; path=/; domain=.yahoo.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter, refresh the page and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Yahoo.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named B and replace the value with this cookie value:
    esn0cu9a00pvs&b=3&s=ei
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google tests light colors for search results


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=ZI_Eq9CM_PwpYyXE4x__N50BT1lySFyYw62MgeJorqhs7QYHw2X4kJVi2C5QocansHBQGXIEBIAxFxS9qlTLQp2KIYoVd4SBBYT6lE0CNtPZdA5EnrPoTev6pwqu06n4; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=ZI_Eq9CM_PwpYyXE4x__N50BT1lySFyYw62MgeJorqhs7QYHw2X4kJVi2C5QocansHBQGXIEBIAxFxS9qlTLQp2KIYoVd4SBBYT6lE0CNtPZdA5EnrPoTev6pwqu06n4
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Yahoo! tests fixed ads of different colors






The color changes in each search or when you reload the page. The ads remain fixed to the right of the screen. Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Yahoo.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="B=ca71fpt9vudsg&b=3&s=bh; path=/; domain=.yahoo.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter, refresh the page and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Yahoo.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named B and replace the value with this cookie value:
    ca71fpt9vudsg&b=3&s=bh
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

YouTube tests show "report", "transcript" and "statistics" buttons in the new desktop interface


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qc51gBOJ8_Q; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    Qc51gBOJ8_Q
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Friday, August 29, 2014

YouTube tests automatically play suggested videos


I'm not sure if this is an experiment, is the first time I see this popup. Here's how you can enable it:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=j1l-QY6DlXg; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    j1l-QY6DlXg
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.