So you should know by now that your search results are looking a little different within Google.
This is a result of the recent “auto-opt-in” personalized search listings that Google has made live. Not sure what I’m talking about? Look at this:
You see that I’m not logged in, right? OOOOOoooo, spooky.
Not really, they just base the search results on previous searches from the same IP, during the same browsing session-or so they say…..
But, now let’s log in and see what kind of awesome stuff we can do!
So when I log in, I’m presented with 2 grey boxes (up or down arrow)- simple enough.
After saying yes (please ignore the content differences from the search queries, my head was bouncing around a bit…), your search result floats to page one at position 1, or just below the local map results. I can also comment on the SERP listing, with the comments being included in a wiki for all to view. (huh?)
So what do I think of this recent inclusion? cough*SUCKS*cough cough*CRAP*cough
I’ll hold my opinions to myself for now, but if you’d like –Search Engine Land has a good post with lots of feedback from other SEOs and internet marketers.
What do you think about it? Will this hurt or help users? SEOs?