Two days ago, Google launched another surprise for all of its users. It is called SearchWiki. Basically, it allows all users to establish it’s own preferences. After a search, you can for example delete a URL, make comments, rate it, change their positions, etc…
The Official Statement:
Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results? Maybe you’re an avid hiker and the trail map site you always go to is in the 4th or 5th position and you want to move it to the top. Or perhaps it’s not there at all and you’d like to add it. Or maybe you’d like to add some notes about what you found on that site and why you thought it was useful. Starting today you can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs.
Today we’re launching SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click 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. SearchWiki is available to signed-in Google users. We store your changes 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.
Watch the video, as their lead engineer, Amay, explains some of SearchWiki’s features.
So, what do you think? Will this be the end of SEO as we know it, or is it just another way of Mr. G telling us that they are in the search industry for keeps. I for one, am not sure if it will kill the SEO as we know it, but rather think that Google will eventually compile this information and add it somehow to their secret algo.