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Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement

   
1:22 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A couple people e'd me about this "new" feature. pparently, Google is retesting the old what's related feature first seen 3 years ago.

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5:40 am on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The new feature ...

is it not for webmasters to add the whats related function to their websites as well - the re-testing would be refining it for content analysis using current algos etc.

Also carrying out other tests as well associated with implementing it.

9:10 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Probably this has been done to give the best related results for a particular query set. Related sites may be a technique that google wants users to test them and probably use them in their site.
11:50 am on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is called Google Coop Topics now

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6:25 pm on May 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm rusty. I was thinking:

This (guide/coop)
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vs search refinement/whats related:

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second courtsy via graywolf [wolf-howl.com] and barksfly.

12:38 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yea, but look at the urls of those refinements. They both contain &cx=

Related? :)

12:42 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Gotcha. Whew - g is getting harder and harder to keep up with no?
1:01 pm on May 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You are telling me. From 4 blog posts a day, to like 15 a day. Mostly Google related. Tiring...