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Google will announce today the launch of SearchWiki, a major addition to its user interface that allows users to edit search results. When using SearchWiki, you can re-order, remove, or add web pages to the search results for any query. You can also add notes to specific listings.
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from fahseo 2138 Days ago #
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How do i activate this? 

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from gregfinn 2138 Days ago #
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login using your google account -> perform a search.  I have seen it be a bit quirky, but if you do a few searches it should show

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from sandiegan 2138 Days ago #
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I have a number of Google accounts (various AdWords logins etc.)  This new feature is working when I log in with certain Google accounts, and it does not work when I log in with some others.The SEO implications are huge with this, with Google collecting user generated popularity data of results.

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from seoafloat 2138 Days ago #
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It’ll be rolled out to everyone in a day or two. They mention that in the article.

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from designmeme 2138 Days ago #
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You need to be using Google.com -- if you have a country specific version (eg. google.ca) you need to change the URL so it’s just using hte .com and the search query.

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from iBrian 2138 Days ago #
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Big mistake for Google - there is no such thing as "the wisdom of the masses", only "the madness of crowds". Google’s algo isn’t perfect, but it runs along an objective standard which people can respect.In the meantime, I can see various positions being jostled by anal ’pedia editors, and black hats bankrolling Asia into proxies for a boost.Oh, dear...

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from gregfinn 2138 Days ago #
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@sandiegan did you try looking from different IP’s? ;)

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from JeremyLuebke 2138 Days ago #
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Do you have to have search history turned on for this to work? I always turn it off and I have always wondered if they really stopped storing the info when I did.

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from sandiegan 2138 Days ago #
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Yes, tried from home and from work.  Same account didn’t work in both places.-Ellerton Whitney

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from kerimorgret 2138 Days ago #
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I don’t have search history turned on, and this showed up in my account when I’m logged in.

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from Chris1 2138 Days ago #
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Hey boss, look at this... we are #1 on Google for the most searched keyword in our industry!

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from paisley 2138 Days ago #
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here’s a concept... the searcher gets used to finding stuff relevant to their search query... now it gets all jacked up because people voting on it.. so they go to yahoo or msn? i dont want to filter thru reviews of a website i want to find the information i am looking for without opinion and go on with my day...right?

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from iBrian 2138 Days ago #
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I think Google have already implemented this - I just ran a search for "President of the USA" and Ron Paul’s homepage came up first. I guess the Digg crowd have already been voting on the results.Only joking - but against a backdrop of Google killing "miserable failure" - a co-ordinated campaign by bloggers to exploit Google for a political message - it’s too easy to see co-ordinated action making a mockery of Google’s attempts at objectivity.I appreciate Google probably aren’t going to let any such SearchWiki signal be a major part of the algo, but when we already have iGoogle and personalisation, this moves feels like a step back towards a DMOZ approach than an objective mathematical standard.

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from incrediblehelp 2138 Days ago #
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Does this really matter?  How many users have, will or ever know what a Google account is?  I can ask all my friends and family what it is and they will all say...huh? 

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from StephenCronin 2137 Days ago #
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SearchWiki broke the Numbered Google Results greasemonkey script. :(But for anyone who’s interested, I’ve posted about how to fix it. :)http://www.scratch99.com/2008/11/searchwiki-breaks-numbered-google-results-easy-fix/Sorry, if anyone finds this spammy, but I think this may help some of you...

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from Jac 2135 Days ago #
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I really can’t imagine how many many people will use this.

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from jswitzer 2134 Days ago #
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It’s a good tool for quick research on a term, for yours or a competitor’s site. This one works well for me http://www.coalmarch.com/coalmarch-blog/20081016217/seo-position-and-your-rank.php.  I would like to answer some of the folks who are afraid of their search results being affected by the search wiki. The wiki is only working in the results page per user right now. The tool might be useful for users who are looking for a particular result each time, basically replacing bookmarking, it allows users to order the sites that they are interested in seeing based on a given term. I don’t think that it’s worth the time and money for blackhats to try and manipulate this in hopes of it one day adding value in the organic algorithm.  

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