Google Searchwiki:Make Your Own Search Results

Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results? I’ve always wanted google to do this! I hate some of the results that show up. Especially when I’m searching for lyrics, some websites are very sketchy and should not be visited. Starting today we can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs.

Google launched SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or add a new site. You can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove results that you don’t feel belong. These modifications will be shown to you every time you do the same search in the future. SearchWiki is available to signed-in Google users. The changes you make only affect your own searches.

Watch our lead engineer, Amay, demonstrate a few ways to use SearchWiki in this short video:

This new feature is an example of how search is becoming increasingly dynamic, giving people tools that make search even more useful to them in their daily lives. We have been testing bits and pieces of SearchWiki for some time through live experiments, and we incorporated much of our learnings into this release. We are constantly striving to improve our users’ search experience, and this is yet another step along the way.