randle - 5:38 pm on Sep 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Direct user feedback added into the algorithmic ranking process certainly makes sense. The question in my mind is the percent of all users/visitors that will actually provide feedback; it has to be of a certain size to reach a validity threshold.
Beyond the crowd that hangs around here the only reason I can think of for someone to be logged into a Google account, and thus be capable of providing this feed back, would be because they use G-mail.
What percent of the online population uses G-mail?
What percent of people that use G-mail would bother to provide feed back on sites/pages they visit?
I like the concept, but the "only users that have a google account can participate" part seems a little,, I guess confining?