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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, November 29, 2007
9 years ago41,726 views


google.com/experimental/a840e1 ...


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.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Oops, forgot the link...
google.com/experimental/a840e1 ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It's not Digg style: there's no voting, the changes are only for yourself. And even if they added voting, it's fair to remember that Digg didn't invent voting (not even voting on the web).

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

how did you find this?

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

I think this is just like wikis, the more people contribute, the messier it gets. Perhaps in large numbers (like Wikipedia), the good changes exceed bad ones (hopefully). This way there would be an overall better effect.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

How do you apply this experiment?

It's not listed here
google.com/experimental/index. ...

And there's no " Join " button on the page Haochi provided above.

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

Didn't Google have something like this in one of their original SearchMash.com tests?

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Likely this was an internal tools for Google testers to fine tune/train the search engine. Releasing it to the public will surely give Google another net to harvest human intelligent. However, how to prevent spam votes?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Labs notes that “this is an experimental feature and may be available for only a few weeks"

IMHO.. goog's is running UX strategies on search patterning...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> However, how to prevent spam votes?

I suppose it's as easy or hard as detecting click fraud or link farms. So pretty hard, but there may be some mechanisms. Sort of like, spotting cluster irregularities. Digg.com has to do the same, can't tell how successful Digg is though!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Advice from Reddit's Alexis to Google – redesign the arrow to show less shaft:
reddit.blogspot.com/2007/11/go ...

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