diberry - 12:56 am on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google has NEVER listed itself first for "search engine"
I'm sure that's on purpose.
Yeah, but they're not even on the first page, and I'm just curious about how that plays out algorithmically. I'm thinking it would make tons of sense if they are indeed using user metrics as much as some have speculated, because anyone who's ON Google and searching for a search engine is almost assuredly not looking for "Google.com" in the results. Whereas if it was based mainly on inbound links and traditional SEO stuff, I'd be surprised to learn Dogpile and Ixquick had cornered the backlinks with "search engine" market.
Just looking for clues about how the algo works!