Google Rolling Out “SearchWiki”? Move Results Up, Hide Them Or Suggest Your Own

A year ago today, I wrote about an experimental feature Google was showing off. I titled that article Google Like/Don’t Like: Move Results Up, Hide Them Or Suggest Your Own. Now it appears Google might be rolling the feature out, at least to a subset of Google searchers.

NOTE: THIS IS NOW LIVE FOR EVERYONE. SEE Google SearchWiki Launches, Lets You Build Your Own Search Results Page.

We have several blog posts across the web documenting them seeing these features in their Google web search results. Those blog posts include Justin Hileman, Garett Rogers, Alex Chitu, a German blog and my coverage at the Search Engine Roundtable, which documents a couple people noticing it in a WebmasterWorld thread.

How does it work? Justin Hileman has posted several screen captures and a screen cast movie. Below is the movie:

Google Operating System said all users can see traces of SearchWiki, by appending “&swm=2″ to the end of your search string. For example,

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Personalized Search | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search | Top News


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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