Now, whenever you search again – and are logged-in to your Google Account – your changes will remain visible. An orange star icon disclaims those results which were amended by you. If you like you can also reset them, though.
Google does not mention whether or not your changes might influence the results of others, but if this experiment ever becomes heavily deployed, there might well be a chance Google at least considers it; if so, then it would allow direct voting on search results with an instrument other than just linking to the page from a website. And if so, potential for abuse will be there, too... or as Jessamyn on Flickr commented: “Finally another job for out of work gold farmers.”
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