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Google testing Social Search

Alex Christie

16 July 2008

Some screen shots of Google’s new search pages have been flying around the web lately, showing a new social testing feature that has been added to the standard page.

The photo’s basically illustrate a standard Google search page, but with voting buttons next to each result. Google is doing, what they refer to as bucket testing, which simply means that they role out new test pages to a random handful of users.

Google was kind enough to give an official explanation: "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 would like to read more about it, visit Google and check their FAQ section for the feature called "Edit Search Results."



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