Microsoft is set to unveil an updated version of its search engine at its ‘Searchification’ event for journalists next week. Today, it has rolled out an updated version of the homepage.
The new page has a cleaner, simpler look than the previous version and is similar to Google, with the tabs above the search box allowing the user to search for videos, images, news etc.
This is all that is new so far though – the results page reveals the old Live Search look:
July’s search engine stats from comScore show that Microsoft has just 3.9% of the UK search market, compared with around 13% of the US market.
Earlier this year, Ask.com also revamped its search engine with new navigation and a range of results from different media types.
Alongside an aggressive new ad campaign, this is estimated to have attracted nearly a million new UK users for the site.