Is Google trying to use human intelligence toimprove search results?
15 Jul 2008 - 8:49am
5 years ago
> Aiding my wife in playing around with a dream, I searched for "france > immigration" in Google. I got the following result set: > >http://tinyurl.com/6pzdd7
Fred, thanks for pointing this out! You don't happen to have a
screenshot of what you see when you click "Know of a better..." do you?
I'm curious whether they wanted you to enter just a URL or also details
about why it was a good page, whether you needed a Google account, etc.
They must be A/B testing it as I just repeated the search and don't see
the recommendation link.
I can't imagine that any normal person would have the time or
inclination to "fix" a search that didn't perform well for them --
rather, it seems the people who would be most motivated would be
spammers and corporations. This will be an interesting one to watch.