Google: We Want Your Feedback On Search Policies. Really?

Aug 26, 2013 • 8:30 am | comments (8) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google ShieldGoogle posted on their blog asking searchers to fill out this form to provide feedback to Google on their search policies.

The specific questions include:

  • What is the Search issue that you want to improve?
  • What is your proposed policy change or solution?
  • Please include any other relevant information here.
Two questions, but Google prefaces them with:

We'd love to see your ideas for improving our Search policies and processes. Should we alert users if we suspect that there's not much information on the web about their query? How should Google surface information that might affect a website's ranking? How should we deal with businesses that we believe may be hacked? Should we do something completely different to support our users? Anything related to how we serve content in search results or interact with users is fair game.

Google promises to "review all of the submissions" and even more so, even "contact some of the best contributors to discuss their ideas."

The topic of search policies is fascinating, as I discussed here. You can watch the video of the SMX West session to see what I mean:

Some are a bit skeptical about the intent of this survey.

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

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