Google to let you Vote for Search Result

By | November 29, 2007

[Via TechCrunch]

Google is working on a new experience within their search result, offering a way to the users to customize their search (voting for or against a result). Unfortunately this behavior would be only for the users not for all the research neither than for a network of friends / coworkers:

[…]This experiment lets you influence your search experience by adding, moving, and removing search results. When you search for the same keywords again, you’ll continue to see those changes. If you later want to revert your changes, you can undo any modifications you’ve made.[…]

It sounds quite obvious why Google doesn’t want to open the result to a voting systems (security, spams, relevancy,…). I’m quite persuaded that Google thinks the best way to deliver pertinent search results is to analyze the content of a page and it network of link. Meta tags proved us that we can’t trust people on the web, but meta tags were created by the webmaster (or any things / persons involved in the creation of web pages) and here I’m talking about social results. A platform like Digg proved that a lot of users can give a liability to a voting system, so why won’t Google trust the mass?

Google Experimental Search

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