User feedback in Google Search?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder

 

I was just doing some searches on Google and noticed something I've never seen or heard about before.  One of the links in the main search results had two feedback buttons (see screenshot)

I probabably do hundreds of google searches a day and have never seen this before.  Has anybody else seen this pop up in their search results recently?

Update:

I did a search and found that Google implemented this feedback on adwords ads several months ago as a way for users to give feedback and prevent non-relavent ads.  I didn't see any mention of it being used in the normal search results, which is where I saw it.

If you click on a link in the main results running adsense and then hit the back button the feedback buttons will appear.  I'm assuming this for quality assurance purposes to try and weed-out spammy adsense sites.

Update 2:

It's appearing for all sites when hitting back to the search results regardless of whether the sites run adsense or not.

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Rainmaker
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Toby Barnett
Barnett Associates R/E Team - Marysville, WA
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Na i havent noticed it yet. It seems that G is looking to refine and target ads for paying customers.

Nov 16, 2006 05:54 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Carl Guild
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties - East Hampton, CT
Central Connecticut Real Estate
I have seen this before, but not sure how it ties in to relevancy...
Nov 16, 2006 09:20 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Derek and Mariana Wagner
Wagner iTeam -Keller Williams Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Wagner iTeam - Colorado Springs REALTORS®

 ... Can't .... Find .... Feedback .... button ....

Rich & Teri- Go HERE.  You will thank me.

Nov 16, 2006 10:00 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Robert D. Ashby
Robert Ashby Photography - Miramar, FL
I have not seen it either, though now i know i will be spending my weekend looking for it.
Nov 16, 2006 10:14 PM #27
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Richard Hearne

What browser/platform are you on Matt?

Do you have Google Toolbar?  Were you logged into any Google service?  What's the default search bar engine on your browser?  How did you search - through browser search bar, Google Toolbar or Google search page?

The important issue (if this is authentic) is whether Google knew who you were or what your search history was.

Nov 17, 2006 02:48 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
I have the Google toolbar.  No such link on the search I pulled.  Are you just pulling our legs?
Nov 17, 2006 03:02 AM #29
Rainer
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John Rogers
Century 21 APD - El Paso, TX
Never seen it and don't know much about ad-sense
Nov 17, 2006 03:04 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Suzanne Marriott
Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Anthem, AZ
Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
I think this may be a red herring rather than a plastic flamingo.  What say you Matt?
Nov 17, 2006 08:26 AM #31
Rainer
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Matt Heaton
Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder - Bothell, WA
Richard, I did have the google toolbar installed, I don't think I was logged into the service.  I'm not seeing those buttons this morning from the same machine.  I must have been selected for one of their A/B testing groups on the particular datacenter I was hitting.
Nov 17, 2006 10:56 AM #32
Rainmaker
364,426
Derek and Mariana Wagner
Wagner iTeam -Keller Williams Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Wagner iTeam - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
Ok, I am thoroughly convinced you broke Google, Matt. That's ok, we still like you.
Nov 17, 2006 12:05 PM #33
Rainer
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Jason Price
Mortgage Financial Group, Inc - Eustis, FL

Matt,

I bet you are right with the testing.  They may be getting ready to do another upgrade and want to see if a feedback button is worth adding.

Nov 17, 2006 03:54 PM #34
Rainer
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Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Raleigh, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngsville
Did anybody find whether it had to do with sponser sites or not. I have not seen it. Matt you are special. but I will keep looking
Nov 17, 2006 09:22 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
I've only seen that button once.  Perhap it is a test that is only periodic
Nov 18, 2006 10:42 AM #36
Anonymous
Anonymous
We think that it would be a great idae.  we are ebay sellers, and that is a great part of that business that works very well
Nov 18, 2006 10:56 AM #37
Rainer
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joanne Douglas
Terrie O'Connor Realtors - Ridgewood, NJ
I searched and searched and found a lot of pink flamingos but no feedback button.  Guess you stumbled across something new.  (leave it to an ActiveRainer to find a loophole...)


Nov 20, 2006 03:58 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing
I have not seen it yet...and I just upgraded to Explorer 7.0.... is there something I am missing?
Nov 22, 2006 06:02 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS
I have had the survey question once, but that was it:)  Love ActiveRain! Hoping to grow my business with you. Thanks Matt!
Nov 27, 2006 02:15 PM #40
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John Fitchpatrick

1) I tried to search for "REPORT SCAMS!" I did not find one link to INTERPOL! or "GOOD" ones in the US! Seeing as I have received scam email from the UK, Denmark, Hong Kong, Russia and a Soldier supposedly hiding in Spain! I was curious as how to report them! Many "LINKS" ended up with bad email addresses! So I finally decided to re-read the letters and relate them to a website In doing so I found that the majority had Yahoo email addresses, based in the UK! So I searched the UK for authorities along with INTERPOL, while at INTERPOL - I got an addy for Russia! It would be nice if "search" included Maybe specific scams that were located at these sites!

a) African-Nigerian SCAM

b) U K LOTTO SCAMS

2) Why don't Google's web pages conform to I E 7.0 standards?  at 100% the screen overflows! As do many sites! I think Microsoft again "broke something that wasn't broken! OLD I E 6.0 worked great! I also notice they have "updates" and "fixes" for VISTA already! I am stuck with XP that limps along When I installed SP 2 - I lost my printer even after upgrading to new drivers! I disabled their "HUNK OF JUNK FIREWALL!" and got McAfee Internet Security Suite - ALL better now! I will not upgrade my system to VISTA! It is already broke!

Apr 29, 2007 01:52 PM #41
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
I hadn't seen that before.  I will definitely make us of it.  Thank you for the heads up!
Apr 30, 2007 02:18 PM #42
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reo_homes for_sale
reo homes for sale - Indianola, WA

Intresting. I hadnt seen one yet.

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