27 Aug '12, 12am

Apparently Google no longer shows you details about when a search is customized as it used to pity that was nice

Apparently Google no longer shows you details about when a search is customized as it used to pity that was nice

Google is now showing "search customization" messages to inform searchers when their search results have been modified from "normal" due to a searcher’s geographic location, previous query or web surfing and search history. It’s a nice move to help searchers know what exactly is going on "under the hood" at Google and override it if the wrong choices are being made. I’d like to see more of it. What’s Normal? There was a time when everyone saw exactly the same search results at the major search engines. Over time, this has changed. In particular, geographic targeting has meant that searchers in different countries often see different results (see How Search Engines Redirect Users To Country-Specific Sites for more on that). In addition, personalized search results on Google mean that, more and more, searchers are seeing things differently than what others get. "Normal" sear...

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