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New Google Search Feature?

e.g. "more:field_authorities"

     
1:42 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just did a few searches on Google on the same topic and flipped back and forwards between the first and second page of results.

A table appeared up the top allowing me to refine the search by selecting "additional terms", "audience type" or "information type."

Selecting any adds "more:___" to the search field.

... Curiouser and curiouser thought Alice.

6:49 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

More what?

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: ;)

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Wow, this is a huge change. I like the concept. The results seem to need some refinement, but it looks like a good idea.
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Good idea for what?

People who want less relevant results!

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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)

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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)

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Hi,

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.

Best wishes

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12:00 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Where there is a predefined table, this is the Google co-op feature to refine search terms
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