Google SearchWiki : Google Expands Web Results Voting Test

Oct 29, 2008 • 8:09 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

About a year ago today, we wrote about a Google experimental test for voting up web results. Well, it seems like Google is now pushing that test out to users. Several folks are now seeing it.

We have a WebmasterWorld thread with some people noticing it. We have blog posts from Justin Hileman, Garett Rogers, Alex Chitu and a German blog noticing this. Here is a video that demonstrates it all:

Alex notes that all users are not yet able to see this, but you can see "traces" of the Google SearchWiki by appending &swm=2 to the end of your search result string.

Going back in time, Google had a remove result feature, which they dropped a while back. This is a bit more sophisticated than simply removing results from the search results.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Adam Boulton

10/30/2008 10:03 am

We've started seeing searchwiki results in the Google SERPS, probably part of bucket testing though. http://connect.icrossing.co.uk/google-searchwiki-tested_982

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