Hacker News author David A. Hughes has been blogging about how Google’s search algorithm will eventually make the company look like an “exotic brand” to a wide audience.
Hughes says he was expecting to hear a similar comment from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the search results on the company’s search engine, but he wasn’t surprised.
Pichae’s comments on Google were widely shared on social media and it was a common topic among analysts, analysts and even some of the company itself.
Hughes’ article on the subject is the first to explicitly address the search engine giant’s plans to add an “X” to Google search results.
“What I don’t get is Google’s motivation, and it’s not because of a desire to improve the results,” Hughes writes.
“I think Google is going to continue to use ‘X,'” Hughes continues.
“There’s a reason they do it.
It’s easy to imagine Google thinking, ‘Oh, we’ve made a lot of changes, but we’re still going to add a dot, a minus sign, and a dot.
That’s not good enough, so we’re going to start adding a X to the search result.'”
Hughes goes on to point out that it’s unlikely Google will introduce a dot and minus sign in the search bar.
Hughes notes that Google is still experimenting with adding more colors to the results, and there are already many “extra” results in the top right of Google search, including those that have the Google logo and a few other icons.
“But I don, I don in the near future think that Google will actually introduce an X,” Hughes concludes.
Hughes also takes issue with the fact that Google’s new algorithm may have a negative impact on the user experience.
“Google may be right to be wary of adding an X to Google Search,” Hughes points out.
“For example, a search for ‘samsung’ would be the same as ‘solar’ if it added a minus symbol.
But that’s not how the algorithm works.”
Google’s recent changes to its algorithm may result in a number of other things not being displayed in search results, Hughes says.
“Maybe a search that lists the top three books from the top five best sellers in the United States won’t show ‘The New Yorker.’
Maybe ‘Amazon’ won’t display ‘The Amazonian Way’ or ‘The American Way.'”
Google’s previous algorithm, Hughes writes, did not treat the number of books listed in the results of a search as a meaningful indicator of how much the user has searched.
“So Google might be better off using the number as an indicator of whether it’s an important book or not.”
Google has said that its search algorithm is designed to provide users with relevant and useful information, but it doesn’t treat them as actual objects in the way that traditional search engines do.
“People are not robots and don’t behave like them,” Hughes says, and he believes Google will be “more careful with how it presents search results.”