At Pikimal, we strive to be transparent and honest about the way we do things. Users make important search queries dozens of times a day and should understand how their results are being calculated.
It seems even the major search engines are realizing how essential it is to gain the trust of users by being open about their practices, and with the advent of social media it’s almost expected. Google, for instance, recently started posting videos of their weekly meetings on YouTube. It’s a pretty interesting look behind the scenes at one of the internet’s biggest companies, and allows people to understand how their algorithm is constantly being changed and updated.
The meetings featured are for “search quality” and focus on discussing how new features have performed in sandbox testing and whether they should be implemented or revised. Some of the Google lingo can be difficult to understand, but they’ve even added annotations to help the non-Google layman.
Check out the video below. In this specific meeting, the discussion revolves around long search queries.