James_Dale - 4:05 pm on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0) (quotes from Mike Grehan's newsletter.)
Interesting further quotes from Craig Nevill-Manning, Senior Research Scientist at Google:
Froogle's pre-identified a sub-set of the web which is about products. So if you know you're interested in buying a product - you go to Froogle! But, if you're kind of doing research, if you want a review or you want the manufacturers site - you go to Google. We'll see how this experiment goes, we'll probably modify things in the future... We determined, for certain kinds of queries, the search results had... Well, many irrelevant results. We've tried to weed those out by changing our algorithm. And... We don't claim that we're perfect either! You know, we rolled out a change in the search results... We're going to tweak that and change it and get feedback from people and improve it. This may be a larger change than many changes that have happened in the past. But the bottom line is the engineers that have worked on that, and I know them very well, so I know their motivation, and they're totally focused on making the top ten results as relevant as possible.
(quotes from Mike Grehan's newsletter.)