| 6:49 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
When I do the search more:search term for a very specific product in our small niche market it brings up the sites of large mass market providers that don't supply the specific product searched for.
It looks like more: is more authority at the expense of relevence. It would be better if it said less: ;)
| 7:29 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Wow, this is a huge change. I like the concept. The results seem to need some refinement, but it looks like a good idea.
| 7:38 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Good idea for what?
People who want less relevant results!
| 7:50 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Agreed Sid. The results I checked were so irrelevant to the search terms. I won't be using this.
| 9:26 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It isn't always triggered so they must be testing it, but try for example a medical topic and add "more:clinical_trials" to the end of the search. Or do a search and "pretend" to be dissatisfied by clicking backwards and forwards a bit.
I can't get it to activate reliably, but I've taken a few screenshots for reference.
There are heaps of "more:____" style searches.
When you add "more:____", unless you're seeing a table at the top of the results it isn't filterirng the results in the same way as when a table does show up atop the SERPs.
| 11:25 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
OK, now I get it, say I search for <<blue widgets >> and then search for
<<blue widgets more:blue>> I get results skewed towards blue. This works very well.
However if I search for <<more:blue widgets>> on its own I get very general not terribly relevant results.
Apologies to others reading this thread and particularly to Google, this is a very good idea and I jumped in too fast to damn it. Sorry.
| 12:00 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Where there is a predefined table, this is the Google co-op feature to refine search terms
| 12:04 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|