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Google testing new search features in SearchMash

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, October 19, 2006
16 years ago2,849 views

Information Week has an article that says a new search engine site, SearchMash http://www.searchmash.com/, that allows it to try out new search features to see how people like them.
http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193400388

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 http://www.searchmash.com/about/privacy.html, 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]

16 years ago #

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

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

16 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]

16 years ago #

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SearchMash

Poor google, they can't do anything secretly!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This was posted on earlier this month:
1. http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-10-02-n30.html
2. http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-10-04-n28.html

Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

16 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]

16 years ago #

Ya I know Jack, I posted about it here.

http://blogoscoped.com/forum/74251.html#id74251

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