Matt, a Searchblog reader, noticed something interesting in his Google search results today:
“I was just doing some searches on Google and noticed something I’ve never seen or heard about before. One of the links in the main search results had two feedback buttons (see screenshot).”
Matt also notes that the user satisfaction question is appearing in results both with and without AdSense.
Elsewhere, Google has said it will remove an ad for a given user if it receives sufficient negative feedback though these tests. Though it’s not clear to me how that feedback translates to AdWords scores or ad removal for other users. This seems to be an extension of that for the natural results.
3 thoughts on “Was this (Google Search Result) link useful?”
I noticed that Bill Gross had added that to his search engine Snap.com a long time ago. And it doesn’t look like something from the netscape era like that hack above.
I’ve had this on my Google results for around six months now – in truth it’s great to be able to rate things. I hate to think that it’s actually affecting the results though (and potentially the bottom line of a business).
I began to use Flock and it installed Yahoo search instead of my usual google search it is refusing “not compatible with flock” so after finding your wonderfully written and interesting book abaout Search and Google, (I already read 140 pages from yesterday) I did look out your name and was happy to see the choise they gave me as result of my search. Cute!
And I would even not pay real attention not having read the BOOK on SEARCH: it is great, and explains a lot. I did not arrive until the end yet, but for me,
Circuits from nyt lead to Picassa wich lead me to Blogger wich lead me to Flickr. And they are intergrating more and more.
Somehow, before reading your book, I believed Google was there forever! Did not realise how young they were as search and importance goes!