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Google Accessible Search Results Contain Little Spam

Google today announced a new search service called "Google Accessible Search" that formats the web search results in such a way that they can easily interpreted by the screen readers or any text-to-speech software.

While the primary goal of this service is to make Google search results more accessible to web users with disabilities, it also offers few advantages over the regular Google web search.

Here are a couple of scenarios when you may consider using Google Accessible Search over the regular Google Web Search engine:

1. Google Accessible Search has a very most basic user interface and is completely free of Google Ads. Also, there are no links that prompt you to "sign in" to your Google Personal Page - overall, very clean with nothing to distract. Only the search terms link to their corresponding definitions on

2. Google Accessible Search algorithm favors webpages that have a less cluttered layout (or simple layout meaning more free flowing text and less Javascript, images and other flash elements) - Maybe due to this reason, Google Accessible Search return less spam for popular searches like "delhi hotel reservations" and "india air ticket bookings"

3. Sites which you have already visited are highlighted in bold red so you can easily distinguish content that's old or explored.

According to the Accessible Search FAQ, Google Accessible Search looks at a number of signals by examining the HTML markup found on a web page. It tends to favor pages that degrade gracefully - pages with few visual distractions and pages that are likely to render well with images turned off.