Why doesn't Google support user voting?

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Page Rank is a clever but somewhat abstract and indirect way
to measure the value of a site. External links
to a site count as a vote of sorts: "this site is so good I (a
made a link to it."

Another way to count votes would be to support elections,
directly from the masses of web-surfers.  Exactly how that
would work isn't clear.  Any link clicked in a Google result
page might open two tabs: 1) the selected page 2) a voting
tab, listing all seo links clicked by that user in this session,
or perhaps as an extension to the Google Search Bar.

Voters would (presumably) only bother to vote if they really
liked or disliked a site.  But that would be valuable information.
Voters could also be given the opportunity to attach delicious-like
user-supplied tags.

A service like that (like gmail) might have to require a login/
step, in order to keep spam bots at bay.  But it still seems
like added value and added information, to a system that
tries to supply just that.

Re: Why doesn't Google support user voting?

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 15:23:02 -0000, Gene Yusnot

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Or get it delivered for free

Re: Why doesn't Google support user voting?

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Or if they're trying to tamper with the Google search results.

That's probably the main reason why it hasn't been done.


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