I’m not usually one to submit suggestions via feedback forms. For so many sites, it’s like sending your well-intentioned ideas and criticisms into a black hole. Never to see the light of day again. Heaven help you if you need some sort of acknowledgement or response. I have plenty of suggestions for Google. But I don’t trust anybody’s feedback forms, even Google’s. Therefore, I’ve decided to post my suggestions to Google onto a Blogger.com blog. Check it out. I just set it up a few days ago. So far I have 4 suggestions for Google that I’ve posted: integrate Google Checkout into Google Base, fix the Google API to return the same number of results that Google.com returns, extend the canonicalization feature in Google Sitemaps, and deliver the shopper back to the merchant after a completed purchase on Google Checkout. I’ll be posting more in the coming days. Anyone want to chime in with your own suggestions for Google? I’ll happily sign you up as an additional blog author, if you’re interested. I’ve also posted some social consciousness ideas for Google on my Changes for Good blog. More to come there, too.
Jason Popesku says
I just sent this off to Google’s feedback form, but thought I’d post here, too, because, as you mentioned, it might not make it through the gauntlet. My suggestion:
It struck me today when Googling “Firefox vs. Opera”, or other such comparisons, that it would be great to have “Google Compare” as something built-in to Google. It would recognize “vs.” in the query string (such as Google Calculator does) and spits out a comparison of 2 (or more) things one is trying to compare.