Google’s ‘Interesting Items For You’

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Phil Bradley has posted a nice overview of Google’s new personalized homepage module, called ‘Interesting Items For You.’ Once added, this module looks at your recent searches and suggests other pages and gadgets to look at.

For the most part I was impressed with the quality of suggestions. For example, I’ve been looking to upgrade my phone and did some searches for Treo 700. The module suggested I look at “Treo 750″, “Motorola Moto Q” and “Phone Scoop”.

Another interesting thing I’ve noticed was the fact that some of the suggestions were make in languages other than English. On the one hand, this is not terribly useful. For example, at some point I’ve probably searched for something with the word “Arabic” in it. In the “Pages” tab, Google suggests Aljazeera in Arabic … on the other hand, if I was able to read Arabic, I would probably appreciate the suggestion.

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Andrey Milyan was the first editor-in-chief of Search Marketing Standard, the leading print publication covering the search marketing industry. He has been following and reporting on industry developments for over 10 years. Andrey now works in the paid search sector of a prominent search marketing agency.

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