I rarely put this kind of news on this blog but bear with me here, as I have some BREAKING NEWS.
The boxed layout test has been affecting people all over the world randomly since June 2016. It picked up steam in January 2016 and I wrote about it a few days ago here, and quite a few people were actually interested in my lame little article. So, for them, I have an update: The boxed layout now has a grey background!
🚨 Sound the alarms! 🚨
The color is #FAFAFA, to be exact.
Anyways, here is the screenshot. When I noticed this I Googled “google testing boxed layout” to see what would pop up. I almost never bother checking my own rankings but I was indeed happy to see my tiny little article right at the top of search. Yay me.
As always, here is a screenshot to satisfy your deep curiosity:
I personally think this is leaps and bounds better than the previous test.
Will Google make it permanent?
What do you think?