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.

Yahoo! tests new icons for the homepage



You can fin all the new iconos here. The test is very similar to Google for tablets interface. 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=8uo487d9vrk39&b=3&s=0i; 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:
    8uo487d9vrk39&b=3&s=0i
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google tests don't use bold words in 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=i2RbXqQioELeue3lIi_FHvJ6qPAFOLIdP9EZd_KJZLCgWZNPSflvbFqepTdCXWW7P00W59AB-Dj8Ng7-yr2rRgY4C7ni8djAt-eWGotPzOILh9llA3Vio49zHqVVO1l6; path=/; domain=.google.com";document.cookie="PREF=; 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=i2RbXqQioELeue3lIi_FHvJ6qPAFOLIdP9EZd_KJZLCgWZNPSflvbFqepTdCXWW7P00W59AB-Dj8Ng7-yr2rRgY4C7ni8djAt-eWGotPzOILh9llA3Vio49zHqVVO1l6
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Google tests different colors for stars in search results










I read on Search Engine Roundatable that Google is replacing the orange stars in the search results with green stars. However, I found more variants of this experiment. Here's how you can enable the tests:

  • 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:
    BLUE STARS:
    
    document.cookie="67=OxBGxDxcR3S52tk-887HgVRyFu9krkOitMKqvUrTaPH_R4ugfYUiCL0lqR2Rxm4aESGXngTHsAppfZb5Qdkf_e0v7RCu0Oq4d8z65ZJ9KMRrCXEfVBP0-iMOQxPeCWfY; path=/; domain=.google.com";document.cookie="PREF=; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
    
    GREY STARS:
    document.cookie="NID=67=pKWLKXjRlCT2pQqthlZjlo2_mbcU2HYox1ApF-RwFLz6MCvuMsBSGOGh7yka3gcvrwx8aYta0Yvq_fPJor_nJT0gOO5vSPvDVIg__dZZoZ9DQXHO8VHqcd1aZPSXDS5v; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
    
    RED STARS:
    document.cookie="NID=67=vbE1-owJvPDeppE4EZJC-8Z-_BvsBleEcsL7lTnrvwxeG4CczVK-fcH0Wx8O-ODFuB6lm4EKQ1TZ_3YXGtd3kWPGLmjdVjmCgAhp5gAmTxSOVXvVVOCGzKR8eL_TPeL_; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
    
    GREEN STARS:
    document.cookie="NID=67=FaE2a-AnkczIWt5jMDccNY4V_PxBf966Z77a70AyS0aueqyp9T_rysO4G2npXwJbvOaoEOZzz9tWqHtA2883hFkuYuw4DkkNLnKFRm_XlS_CgnpMkCLTuqKj7b9vxI7U; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
    
    YELLOW STARS:
    document.cookie="NID=67=T3PTCfatBsA-IZ8VEBbAllJVn6JUuuwtpbJCTXb7lRS9eQ-VArRF4pJsmGhGOCMpUsbTaTfWhqS5e2DgCER6NnBU6FDAU7eT-TrkokJhhOReEMM7jU-540KtVEml6ILg; 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:
    BLUE STARS:
    
    67=OxBGxDxcR3S52tk-887HgVRyFu9krkOitMKqvUrTaPH_R4ugfYUiCL0lqR2Rxm4aESGXngTHsAppfZb5Qdkf_e0v7RCu0Oq4d8z65ZJ9KMRrCXEfVBP0-iMOQxPeCWfY
    
    GREY STARS:
    67=pKWLKXjRlCT2pQqthlZjlo2_mbcU2HYox1ApF-RwFLz6MCvuMsBSGOGh7yka3gcvrwx8aYta0Yvq_fPJor_nJT0gOO5vSPvDVIg__dZZoZ9DQXHO8VHqcd1aZPSXDS5v
    
    RED STARS:
    67=vbE1-owJvPDeppE4EZJC-8Z-_BvsBleEcsL7lTnrvwxeG4CczVK-fcH0Wx8O-ODFuB6lm4EKQ1TZ_3YXGtd3kWPGLmjdVjmCgAhp5gAmTxSOVXvVVOCGzKR8eL_TPeL_
    
    GREEN STARS:
    67=FaE2a-AnkczIWt5jMDccNY4V_PxBf966Z77a70AyS0aueqyp9T_rysO4G2npXwJbvOaoEOZzz9tWqHtA2883hFkuYuw4DkkNLnKFRm_XlS_CgnpMkCLTuqKj7b9vxI7U
    
    YELLOW STARS:
    67=T3PTCfatBsA-IZ8VEBbAllJVn6JUuuwtpbJCTXb7lRS9eQ-VArRF4pJsmGhGOCMpUsbTaTfWhqS5e2DgCER6NnBU6FDAU7eT-TrkokJhhOReEMM7jU-540KtVEml6ILg
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

The new Bing interface will incorporate search cards, like Google


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Bing 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="MUIDB=2C835FD95BE86F6E3DED597D5AC96F3C; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.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 Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    2C835FD95BE86F6E3DED597D5AC96F3C
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google tests a new search box in 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=VCyflcl5TUhLq1zH-Jq_GwAvAr0DcPValkFylbFfPwn311Lt6ZlxmiVfAKscTGaNQjx-SDYlYwYP8aFA9rLl4mv-gTGLNJJ6C7CV0hzrmdw46O91UXU3Egx9Q2aJLgA6; path=/; domain=.google.com";document.cookie="PREF=; 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=VCyflcl5TUhLq1zH-Jq_GwAvAr0DcPValkFylbFfPwn311Lt6ZlxmiVfAKscTGaNQjx-SDYlYwYP8aFA9rLl4mv-gTGLNJJ6C7CV0hzrmdw46O91UXU3Egx9Q2aJLgA6
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yahoo! is testing a new interface


The test is very similar to Google for tablets interface. 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=3h2i3vt9vrhnk&b=3&s=3u; 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:
    3h2i3vt9vrhnk&b=3&s=3u
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Bing Images tests a new fixed search bar


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Bing 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="MUIDB=0DF159E05CC3618E19205F435DE2617B; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.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 Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    0DF159E05CC3618E19205F435DE2617B
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Microsoft is working on redesigning Bing






These tests are very similar to Google's interface. Here's how you can enable the experiments:

  • Go to Bing 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:
    TEST 1:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=364C3F11A2C4602D2C2D39B3A3E56027; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
    
    TEST 2:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=341E25479B4766EB229723E59A6666B1; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
    
    TEST 3:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=3EA683F5A6E6687830C28557A7C7687C; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.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 Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    TEST 1:
    364C3F11A2C4602D2C2D39B3A3E56027
    
    TEST 2:
    341E25479B4766EB229723E59A6666B1
    
    TEST 3:
    3EA683F5A6E6687830C28557A7C7687C
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.