Google Search to Roll Out SearchWiki feature

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Google will soon be rolling out its SearchWiki feature which it has been testing for a couple of months now. SearchWiki as the name implies would give Google search users some sort of control over their the way specific results are displayed on Google search results pages.

Specifically, SearchWiki would let users to rank, annotate, add and delete search results while on the Google search results pages. It will also allow users to see notes made by other users as well as view what pages others have added or deleted.Though it may seem just a way of controling how users would want to view their search results on Google, what is not clear is why Google would want to users that control? To be more honestly blunt about it, what’s in it for Google?

SearchWiki may be a special search result page different from its normal search results pages but would this two be merged later on? And if Google do decide to merge these two search results pages, how would it then affect the “mysterious” page ranking system of Google?

I guess we will have to wait for now to find out what’s in store for Google’s SearchWiki. The same way that we will have to wait until it gets rolled out to all Google search users. A few people have already seen it at work. Hopefully, I get to try it out soon.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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