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If another company could develop a search engine that provided relative results with a much faster update they'd end up ruling the search engine world.
I think it's time I got into the search engine business!
Google - I'm comming for ya! Run!
> I've added several pages to my site that googlebot's been to but fresh hasn't touched
Freshbot can't get everywhere, or there would be no need for the deep crawl. The update process must take some time too, because of the many calculations in the algorithm. This pre-update has been strange though, with lots of unusual bot activity.
On your main point, there's always room for a new search engine and relevancy is definitely what will get the traffic if you ask me.
[hehe I need to type quicker]
It makes sense to allow people who have updated their sites to submit the pages this way provided it is not at a cost or at least not a high cost, and does not affect rankings. Google essentially increases its spider capacity by allowing other to submit en masse.
Controls could be added to prevent abuse.
naturally for any webmaster or webmistress it would be great to have a real big se like google with a real-time index etc. pp. - but this is not possible at all. that much stuff changing in the net all day long...
i don't know wich company can startup and crawl the web every day to have every page indexed / checked. this will be so much bandwidth and storagespace unable to handle. you can't make a copy of the net itself i think ;).
What if a search engine provided the same relavant searches but updated its index weekly? or bi-weekly?
Wouldn't this be valued much more?
All I'm saying is that a 4-6 week gap between updates makes it searches less relavant than they could be - don't you guys think that someone else could come in with a simlilar algorithm and quicker update to surpass them?
Sure, all I need is about 30k servers and 2-10Gbps multi-homed connections. I'll kick google's behind then :) He-He.
Most of the time, the searchers really don't care how old a page is. The majority of the useful pages on the web are still plain old .html for a reason, their content rarely changes.
i mean it's only a search engine not a research engine ;)
The problem being, do you join the Spammers and follow suit, or wait and hope Google practice again what they preach?! This has been going on for 6 months and Google use the same "We have a few surprises lined up" replies, but I think that is rhetoric to stop others following suit until they resolve either the technical or legal issues / problems that made them strip certain anti-spam scripts from their algo in the first place.
I can add a page with a brand new product and sometimes make a sale within days. Nobody, I repeat nobody, can touch that. It shocks my employer when it happens so I warn that when we add new products "you better get stock because you never know what will sell, or how quickly".
As usual I will defend Google.
I've been wondering how often you have to update to keep freshie visiting that regularly. I know you don't need to update daily because I don't update daily. Might it be once a week or once a month?
funny one of my sales guys asked about this in 2001. he wanted a copy of the site on CD so he could....show...clients....the....application....
The whole engineering team was like...dude if they don't have the internet then should they really be using our product...
You sound just like me.. this is treacherous for anyone who wants things to happen yesterday.
As for Msn or anyone being better and more up to date than Google..NO WAY!
I have a new site that was long overdue for the internet. At first I was having problems dropping in and out of the index.. but as long as I add to my content a little bit everyday or every other day pretty much all of my pages stay in. I am very appreciative of Google for giving me
close to 1500 uniques a day and rising with no page rank.
Where else.. even in the real world can you go and receive that much traffic without paying a dime?
MSN.. Alta Vista, etc. have sent 0 traffic my way.