Google is trying to creep its Google Doodle visual-messaging, often unwanted and usually distracting, into the top-left corner of the actual search-results page. Block it in the Web browser with the UBlock Origin addon, and this simple filter command pasted into your custom ‘My Filters list’…

www.google.com##.BA0A6c

If your Web browser insists on adding http:// to the www. bit of the above address (and thus making it a clickable link) then remove this from the copied line. It should look like this…

Targeting .logo.doodle or .doodle will also work, but the above works for me on Opera.

There’s also a No Google Doodle UserScript, to remove the doodle from the main landing page.