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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 2, 2006
13 years ago6,401 views

There are already some comments about this in these two threads:

blogoscoped.com/forum/69943.ht ...
blogoscoped.com/forum/70043.ht ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

>>I guess they've tried to remove all Google branding to show what it *should* be like when someone else creates a mashup...

Makes Good Sense.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What is the purpose of reordering Search Results ?

Will Google better it's algorithms based on our reordering ?

Or is it just for our convenience ?

Are they saved ? Is so, is this Cookie Based ?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hmm. Looks like it's down for now.

Here's a "cache" of the site if anyone's interested:

ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/search ...

(All I've changed is a couple of absolute references to images.)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Looks like the search results are rendered client-side using JSON... It must be Google's favourite technology at the moment!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tony, it's working here (Searchmash.com)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Really? Weird. I'm still getting nothing... so much for playing with it! :-(

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Works here – frontpage, results and everything...

Ratatösk [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

works, but that "showing more pages" doesn't work.

They claim you can type anywhere even if the cursor is not in the box: not for me

still looks very interesting, hope they add more features

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Try the "more" link in other browser than Firefox (IE, Opera...)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This page has been live atleast since October 1st, according to Google.

72.14.209.104/search?sourceid= ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

FWIW, I saw a cached copy from 30 September 2006 when I first Googled it:

66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:w ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice.

Greg Linden [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The way the search results are laid out in columns reminds me of A9.

Udi Manber, the former CEO of A9, went to Google several months ago. I wonder if this is his work.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think it's just a fresh approach to things.

Like... images appearing just as importantly as web pages.

Like... no beta or labs label.

I like it.

mc [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

I think it is a cunning way for them to try out new UI features they could never get away with on Google.com

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can get *up-to-90-results* with the "More results" button, and, there's a feature called "Explore"(ok, I named it Explore).
searchmash.com/explore

Eytan Buchman [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Seems pretty nice...not sure if thats because its different or because it has some useful features. I am not convinced how necessary it is though...what would the ramifications be of Google implementing the type-anywhere function on the regular search page?

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

this is nice...but it is unable to filter the adult image
searchmash.com/search/penis

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp,

This site is belong to Google Inc,
whois.sc/searchmash.com

RC [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Is it me or i see no point on this website. What is it about to do?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

We have to wait and see.

Frog29 [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Well i already have some comments... i dislike how it doesn't seem to let me get past 20 results....

Also they are supposedly going to do something with the reordering of the search results... (most probably improve their algorithm)
"Reorder results
Click the number next to a result and drag it around to reorder. This is just for fun right now, but we have some ideas for how to use this."

And that explore thing as pointed out by Haochi (searchmash.com/explore) seems extremely interesting.. anyone know where it gets it's searches from? (my guess is recently searched or popular searches, if so that could be a very good way to find data)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

That's strange, because they use "Copyright © 2006 SearchMash" instead of normal "©2006 Google", but they DON'T hide the fact that the site is operated by Google:

searchmash.com/about/privacy.h ...
"SearchMash is a website operated by Google Inc. The Google Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use our products and services, including information provided when you use SearchMash. In addition, the following describes our privacy practices that are specific to SearchMash."

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Search for Google, and refresh a few times, the estimated number of pages keeps changing. Maybe search engines other than Google are been searched, and the reordering is used to compare how relavant the results are.

John Welch [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Well it looks like you could create your own seach engine with this little feature....

searchmash.com/results/google

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Dude, Awesome find.

Chinmay [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Really wonder.....when will Googlers ceaze to amaze us? ;)

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