Should search results providers provide members the option to vote a result out of the index?
Let's say, I have an idea that I would like to create a Vote them Out option for search results.
Let's say I owned Yahoo just for this argument and idea.
If I was a registered user of Yahoo and I searched with Yahoo every day would it be possible to click on a "Vote Out of Index" option when I find websites completely junk sites based on my search?
With the right about of comparisons and a good sampling by members I believe a "Vote them Out" search feature would benefit the masses.
Let's say I was searching for Third party Facebook logins (which I was) and in the number one slot on my search came up with a link to AllFacebook.com (which it did) and I clicked that link and was not only offered the webpage but also the page installed an exploit delivered from datacomputerminimizer.info (which it did).
I know most likely it wasn’t AllFacebook.com the unofficial stuff that did it. It was an advertisement that contained the exploit and I was just the unlucky visitor.
But this still is important because it would then make me want to vote them out of the search results so others don’t suffer from this bad advertisement.
We could use a timeout process or a Murs process (matters under review) if the site did get more than 1,000 Vote them Out votes in a 24 hour period.
At that point what do you think about a section that shows a mirror of the reason they were voted out? Kind of like the sites that show before and after attacks do. This could be a good reminder of what the "People" want and not what you "Think" we want.
Beg for Forgiveness and I'll even post you are OK to visit again. But my vote today is Stay away from AllFacebook.com at all costs unless you're running AVG Linkscanner which is what detected the advertisement that attempted to install a Windows Exploit.
I reported the link to the search giant but that took more than 5 minutes detailing the search query, position, links, etc. I don't think others do that so the "Vote them Out" button would have come in handy.
Wish List: Yes, publish the sites in my social network profile page that I vote out. I bet I get 100K followers just looking to see who I would ban my search results.
What do you all think, vote the garbage out of a search index? I’d sign up on that service!
If you applications developers want to get a jump on this I'll offer up the servers to do the project.
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Disclaimer: AllFacebook.com isn't the media advertiser (my guess only) but did display the advertisement from MediaBistro.com which in my opinion has at least one advertisement running distributing malware. Wonder if they have a method of reporting a paying client? The actual link was http://allfacebook.com/facebook-plugins-sticky_b74251 which when I returned later didn't offer the same notice. That's when I check to see who offered the content advertisements. So my vote off would have been canceled because it wasn't the site but the advertiser.
Who's with me for a search results site that votes out bad advertisements and advertisers now? (just joking, I really like the commercials but hate the malware.)