Google launched SearchWiki last week, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I’ve seen anything on the Australian SERP. Here’s what it looks like when I’ve search for my latest post in Google. Please note that you must be signed in to a Google account to be able to use SearchWiki though.
You can read more abot SearchWiki here, but the important part is basically:
– SearchWiki allows you to search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results.
– You can move the results you like to the top or add a new site.
– You can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove results that you don’t feel belong.
– These modifications will be shown to you every time you do the same search in the future, and all your changes are saved in your Google Account. If you are wondering if you are signed in, you can always check by noting if your username appears in the upper right-hand side of the page.
– The changes you make only affect your own searches (I’m sure some of you might be thinking how you can outrank your competitors by voting yourself again and again, but I personally don’t think that will help).
So if you have a good site, you stand a better chance for other people to rank your site up to the top of their search results when they search for certain keywords. And the flip side to that is users can also remove your site from the search results if it contains crap and useless information. Again, I suspect this is only from a keyword level and I wonder how many people actually login into their google account when they do their searches.