Google Adds +1 To Search Engine For Relevancy's Sake - HotHardware
Google Adds +1 To Search Engine For Relevancy's Sake

Google Adds +1 To Search Engine For Relevancy's Sake

One of the big things being discussed these days in the search universe is the proliferation of "content farms." These are usually sites that push ad-filled content that provides little actual value to the reader, and obviously, Google doesn't want those kinds of sites filtering up to the top and marring the user experience. How to prevent this? Let the users do the work!

It's actually one of the better instances of crowdsourcing that we have seen, and it's a new feature that Google is rolling out today. It's called +1, and it works a lot like the Like system in Facebook. If you're searching for a particular topic, and you find a link that's really informative, you can +1 that so it moves further up Google's ladder. The more people that like the link, the more popular it'll become, and the more helpful it'll be.


Here is Google's take on the new feature, which we just so happen to love: The beauty of +1’s is their relevance—you get the right recommendations (because they come from people who matter to you), at the right time (when you are actually looking for information about that topic) and in the right format (your search results). For more information about +1, watch this video:


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Nice, while not original it is definitely a good feature for Google to add. This will also allow sites that are 5-10 links down to come up to the top of the first page. This in combination with Google's PageRank should improve the search results considerably.

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I can just see how the bad side of SEO is going to treat this, I hope Google stops any found exploits quickly.

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+1 but can I -1????

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Der Meister:
+1 but can I -1????

That's the 800Lb. Gorilla in the room.

'Minus 1' would be much more desirable as I see it because I usually don't have trouble finding what I need with Google just the way it is. Let me actually 'ding' the idiot sites and drop their rating.

 

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lol... bots would abuse the crap out of this... people would just plus one their own crap over and over again to get it to the top of the list...

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Ya, not a smart move if they don't limit it someone, but people will still get around it... Everyone +1 HH now! :D

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man we've seen enough of this like +1 get abused ..

what are going to have next bot check human captchas pitas with a simple search ?

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