I don’t know if you have noticed but Google launched Search Wiki yesterday.
With Google SearchWiki, signed-in Google users can now customize their search experience by re-ranking, deleting, adding and commenting on search results.
- The re-ranking changes you make are private and only affect your own searches.
- Your comments are visible to the public
Random thoughts on Google Search Wiki:
- You need to be very brave to change usability patterns in your world-leading-search-cash-cow (!)
- Why wasn’t it tested as yet another interesting Google Lab project?
- The arrows “soup” is really too much for the lonely-searcher –> way too many arrows if all you wanted is just search.
- The comments I saw until now are mainly spam or not interesting.
- The most important feature in Search Wiki is a way to turn it off but it is still missing…
- It is a good time to change your default search engine ;)
- Is it only me or Search Wiki have the lively smell all over it?
I must be missing something since the Google guys are very far from being stupid (to say the least) and it will be a very interesting to see if Google will change the search experience yet again with this move.