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Google to Open up the Secrets of Search

Google is pledging to demystify the hidden workings of its search engine

     
8:32 pm on Jun 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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According to Douglas C Merrill, a Google vice-president who works on search - high-level executives are taking part in a roadshow to shed light on how Google searches the web and ranks content.

Times Online [business.timesonline.co.uk]

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Well in general terms perhaps, and geared for the general public;
"original relevant content, related links from authority sites .."
Somehow I doubt we will see formulas or anything as technical as that. -Larry
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Hmmmm. This story says just the opposite:

Google will try to convince a judge on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the heart of the company’s business: its methods for indexing and ranking Web pages.

[macworld.com...]

10:10 pm on June 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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They shouldn't have to reveal how they rank websites...
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That will reveal those secrets to spammers as well leading to another devastating period of endless spam pages indexed in G's cache.
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If only they knew themselves.
I suspect that they will actually ask us to help them work out why their results are so bad lately.
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Oh, now it appears Google is on some sort of pr campaign to preempt news of the lawsuit. Hmm.
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well, that article says this project may take 300 years.

i'll pass this info onto my cloned SEO children.

 

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