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Re: Feature Tested on IP Subset

  • Subject: Re: Feature Tested on IP Subset
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 14:28:31 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Mikkel Moldrup-Lakjer] on Saturday 29 October 2005 09:53 \__

> Davémon wrote:
>> Mikkel Moldrup-Lakjer wrote:
>>>> Am I missing something here, when I view the miserable failure SERP I
>>>> still see the bio page http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html
>>>> at number 1?
>>> You *are* missing somthing.
>>> Don't you see the "remove result" option below the White House url?
>>> (and  below every other result no the SERP?)
>>> Mikkel
>> nope.
>> maybe they're only doing it for (what they think are) US IPs?
> I'm in Denmark now. This feature appears on some but not all of my
> searches for "miserable failure". I haven't figured out under what
> conditions.

Maybe  they  assume  that, since Blair sidled with Bush (at least  at  the
start),  there  will be less inclination to affect the results...  or  the
contrary.  Maybe  as John pointed out earlier, Google just test this on  a
subset  of IP addresses and see the reaction. They use some odd  referrals
to track clickthroughs now (also tested on a subset of SERP's)...

I  suspect  that they also track clickthroughs to refine (re-order)  their
SERP's. Google, being a largely-used SE, can actually benefit (gain momen-
tum)  owing  to user tracking (READ: spying) that feeds on data from  bil-
lions  of  searches. This raises some concerns, but am I the only  one  to
speculate  where it will drag the competitions? It may end up like a  game
involving 5-year-olds...

"He spied first, so why can't I?"

"Google  scanned copyrighted books first, so why should we be denied  that

TRUE STORY: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/245932_msnbook26.html

Dread  the day when every (good) search engine will spy on you. The Google
cookies are peanuts in comparison.


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