I don’t normally write about what I do at work. Not out of modesty or anything, but rather I don’t want to let something out that shouldn’t be public knowledge. However, I had to write about this. One of the aspects of my job is managing the Google Search Appliance. This means I am responsible for CBC’s internal search.
It was something no one had looked at for a long time, and like a garden has weeds taking over. Past business deals, multiple stakeholders and old design left the search looking less than…pretty.
However the new search designed by yours truly has launched. We designed to make strong efforts to avoid customizing the search to be able to take advantage of the native features within the GSA. Note the tabs along the top which allows users to sort. While I wish I could get rid of the ads and spread the results across, they are an important part of revenue so they need to stay. We will now wait and see if it is a success or failure.