Are You Prepared for Google’s Sidewiki?
Last week Google introduced Sidewiki, a new feature for Google Toolbar. Google Sidewiki allows anyone to leave comments and suggestions about pages. Good or bad, you can share your own views and let other people, who also enabled their sidewiki, read them when they visit the website. Google’s main purpose is to share and help other people to understand the website more.
Comments from the Sidewiki are shown based on the quality of your entry. Google ensures that comments shown is based on the highest quality. Google does not allow the user of unnecessary language, example “This website sucks!”. I read an article that Google can filter or detect language sophistication for 14 languages.
As a SEO there are two sides having this feature, positive and negative. Like other tools, Google hopes people will use this feature as a tool of reference to make web surfing and gathering relevant information easier. I am just concerned about fake comments and other feedback with is untrue. Online reputation is an SEO’s job which you do not mean to downplay.
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