According to Google, this is known as Searchwiki.
Today we’re launching SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or add a new site. You can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove results that you don’t feel belong.
What is the catch?
The changes you make only affect your own searches. But SearchWiki also is a great way to share your insights with other searchers. You can see how the community has collectively edited the search results by clicking on the “See all notes for this SearchWiki” link.
My initial excitement takes a knock. Okay, so I can see other people’s seachwiki notes … provided they have it enabled and know about this. And, once I sign out of gmail, searchwiki is gone!
Does Google want me to be plugged in 247 into this thinking, pulsating, heaving cloud?
I am wondering: I am one of those people that uses Google to get to sites (apparently there is a large group of us out there); even if I can guess the url or know the url, I go to Google and type in the name of the website I am looking for, and then click on the first link.
So, provided I am signed-in, does Searchwiki now simplify my life? Otherwise, why would I want to customise my search results?
Let’s assume you are logged into Google. You can now promote our site:
As a side: did you notice the second search result? And then, what is up with the third one? I think I am going to use this as a my new tag line:
Do you shruder at such words because of your utter insanity?
Oops – is this plagarism?
You can also remove us from your searchwiki:
And lastly, you can make comments about us in your seachwiki by clicking the speech bubble:
Does this mean that we should regularly search for ourselves in our seachwiki to review the comments? Hmmm.
Read about what this potentially means for marketers from Seth Godin’s site.
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