Can Reddit make search results better? We are Yash Pande and Rahil Bathwal, engineers at the search engine Neeva, and we’ve been working on bringing the awesome content across this site to your search results. Ask Us Anything!
By now you’ve probably heard (or read the viral post) Google search is dying. And (adding) @Reddit (to any search query) is all the rage. We are engineers at the search engine Neeva, and we agree that Reddit discussions are a great source of high quality information.
So how do you use the zeitgeist on forums and deeply integrate those discussions to make your search results better? Is it really as simple as adding the word [reddit] to every search query? We’ve spent the last few months taking a closer look at all things Reddit and search. We’ve looked at human evals, query and click logs, and our index of the web to understand how users discover Reddit content in search, and rethink the search experience in a Reddit-forward way.
AMA on how we think Reddit content can make search (at Neeva) better, and vice versa. And while we are at it, we’d love to learn what features you want to see from your favorite Reddit-forward search engine (whichever one that may be).
Update (6/24): Thank you all for the great questions, we had a great time answering them! We will check back in if anything new pops up and hope to do more of these soon.