January 22nd, 2009

Google wiki makes search interactive

by sage island

In November, Google announced a new way for users to personalize search results pages. This blend of social media, bookmarking, and search is a new way to tailor search engines to your needs.

Once you sign into your Google account, you’re able to remove, rearrange, and comment on search results. While you can save and share these notes, they do not affect the way that Google ranks pages for other users … yet.

But this is only the beginning for interactive search. It shows that search engines are noticing the popularity and usability of social bookmarking sites like Digg, and may indicate a shift in the search world from shadowy algorithm-based rankings to a format that resembles social bookmarking  in the near future.