Good, Google Killed SearchWiki, Adds Stars

Mar 4, 2010 • 7:09 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google announced they have added stars to the search results for sites you have starred in the past. Google said:

With stars, you can simply click the star marker on any search result or map and the next time you perform a search, that item will appear in a special list right at the top of your results when relevant. That means if you star the official websites for your favorite football teams, you might see those results right at the top of your next search for [nfl]. Here's what the new "Starred results" feature looks like:

Here is my picture:

Google Stars

I don't always say, "I told you so" but here, I got to say it. When Google made SearchWiki the default, I thought they were crazy. As part of this announcement, Google said:

Stars in search replace SearchWiki. In our testing, we learned that people really liked the idea of marking a website for future reference, but they didn't like changing the order of Google's organic search results. With stars, we've created a lightweight and flexible way for people to mark and rediscover web content.

I really knew it and I am glad Google made the decision to remove this feature. Kudos.

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