The future of Google search – new functionality on its way

Dear Reader,

Googles new search functionalities

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Lately Google has been experimenting with very Digg and Wikia-like new search functionality. The research, according to Techcrunch, has actually started already a year ago. There seems to be only a handful of lucky test drivers at the time being.

The new search under testing consist e.g. of the ability to rate search engine results with ‘thumb down’ / ‘thumb up’ rating system as well as enables user comments on each result with similar rating system for each comment. The comments can be later edited as well as the ratings.

It is also possible to go and look at all the other commentators profiles and see the comments they have made on search results (provided they have commented while being logged in with their Google Account). If one isn’t logged in, the ‘user name’ on each comment will show as Unknown.

One can also remove results from the personal view or move results from latter result pages to the first one! I’ll make an educated  guess: this probably adds up somewhere deep on a Google server and in time can reduce or add the target site’s search engine ranking..?

Check the video on Techcrunch explaining some of the new features: 
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/16/is-this-the-future-of-search/

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One Response

  1. […] buy Digg for $200 million. There had been rumours on this already in March this year. Interestingly Google has been experimenting with Digg-like features in their search […]

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