Google Replaces Comments Bubble with "Review This Site" Link

May 6, 2009 • 8:14 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

When Google launched SearchWiki in November 2008, it came with a little comments bubble, where users can leave comments about a specific site in the search results. Google seems to be changing that comments bubble or icon into simple text that reads "Review This Site."

Here is a picture of the old version, notice the little comments icon on the right of the "Similar Pages" link:

"Review This Site" in Google

The new version has a plain and simple "Review this Site" link:

"Review This Site" in Google

Clicking the link or icon (depending on what you see) will open a text box:

"Review This Site" in Google

Then after submitting the comment, you will be able to see it under the result:

"Review This Site" in Google

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Comments:

No Name

05/06/2009 12:46 pm

Things are just starting to fun. I'm just not sure I'd like to see how other people feel about a site unless I ask for it first.

Jerry Nordstrom

05/06/2009 02:56 pm

Great, so now Google is going to steal the thunder from Rip Off Report! Seriously though, what controls will they offer to stop fake yet damaging comments? Somehow its simple, clean and nice to just have an organic listing, there only by the merits of Googles ranking system.

Stuart

05/06/2009 07:26 pm

Sometimes you just have to wonder what fairyland the people at Google live in. How soon will it be before competitors start using this more obvious link to dis on their competition? And then what defence do we have? A message board to lodge a complaint on?

Kenichi Suzuki

05/06/2009 09:00 pm

Hi Barry, Google Japan began SearchWiki yesterday. It seems a test but widely opened.

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