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Google testing new search features in SearchMash

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, October 19, 2006
14 years ago2,525 views

Information Week has an article that says a new search engine site, SearchMash searchmash.com/, that allows it to try out new search features to see how people like them.
informationweek.com/management ...

Google was trying to keep its ownership of the site a secret, so as to not bias the people trying it out. Guess that idea's out.

IW found out about the ownership by looking at the privacy page searchmash.com/about/privacy.h ... which reveals the site is operated by Google.

A chance to let Google know what kinds of features you'd like added to the search page?

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

Sorry, that first sentence should say "that allows Google to try out..."

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

And I just found that there are already entries in blogoscoped that noticed the ownership. But the IW article has comments from Google explaining what it's about.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ohh, and the wikipedia article that says Google owns it!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SearchMa ...

Poor google, they can't do anything secretly!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This was posted on earlier this month:
1. blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-1 ...
2. blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-1 ...

Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

They're testing new features such as a Wikipedia box for every search result in place of the images box and the images box moved to the bottom.

A very useful feature as Wikipedia is the link I click a lot of the time anyway.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ya I know Jack, I posted about it here.

blogoscoped.com/forum/74251.ht ...

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