SAN FRANCISCO – Google is now allowing users to edit their search results.
People using the search engine can reshuffle results so their favorite Web sites get top billing and disliked destinations get discarded the next time they enter the same request.
The new system unveiled today marks the first time the Internet's most popular search engine has allowed its audience to alter the order of search results.
The revisions won't affect Google's closely guarded formulas for ranking Web sites.
But the Mountain View-based company isn't ruling out eventually tapping into collective wisdom of the crowds to tweak its Internet-searching algorithms.
For now, the company says it wants to make specific sets of results more useful to each individual that comes to its search engine.