Google running surveys on health-related search results

Now, when you make health related search on Google, you may find survery links at the bottom of the search results. This is not a permanent change, but a short-term experiment. A small percentage of random health-related searches will trigger the poll question. Data collected in this survey will be aggregated across thousands of users. Survey […]

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Now, when you make health related search on Google, you may find survery links at the bottom of the search results. This is not a permanent change, but a short-term experiment. A small percentage of random health-related searches will trigger the poll question. Data collected in this survey will be aggregated across thousands of users. Survey responses will be stored together with the original search query, but will not be associated with email addresses or other personally identifiable information. Survey data will not be used for advertising — it will only be used to help Google improve health-related search results and to help refine public health trends based on aggregated search queries, much like Google Flu Trends, said Google Blog.

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