__/ [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?)
>> 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
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
"He spied first, so why can't I?"
"Google scanned copyrighted books first, so why should we be denied that
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