Hiding Google’s Options Sidebar

Don’t like those new options down the left side of your Google search results?  There’s an app for that.   Sorry – I got carried away.  There’s a plug-in for that. 

If you use Firefox or Chrome and you don’t want to see those new search refinement options on the Google search results pages, Bruce Clay’s SEO Tools has a plug-in for you.

Until Google’s recent interface change, you had the option to see tools that would help you refine search results. Now, Google is just forcing them on you.  Some don’t like the change.  If you’re in that group, enter the Hide Google Options plug-in from SEOTools.com. While it hides the Google toolbar from you, it leaves the option to bring it back with one click, should you change your mind.