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Google Experiments With Digg-Like Voting On SERPS

Google Labs recently introduced an experimental Digg-like “voting” system in which users are able to vote up or bury results. This idea stems from social news sites like Reddit and Digg, in which users are able to vote on links that are appealing or give a thumbs down to less appealing items. It seems as though Google doesn’t ever want to be left out in the cold, so they’ve jumped on the bandwagon (experimentally of course).

According to Google, the feature works like this:

This experiment lets you influence your search experience by adding, moving, and removing search results. When you search for the same keywords again, you’ll continue to see those changes. If you later want to revert your changes, you can undo any modifications you’ve made.

This service is user specific – users don’t have the ability to “bury” other users’ search results. Don’t expect to see this service available on Google’s current results pages any time soon. According to Google, “this is an experimental feature and may be available for only a few weeks.”

Google Labs Experiment

Google Digg-like Voting

H.T. to TechCrunch

Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

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