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12:37 am on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I ran a couple of tests on the "time based" search results today, to be honest I think it blows. I know for a fact my site has fresh content uploaded over the last 24 hours as it does every day. We rank #2 for our primary term but when I check the last 24 hours I get set of results that don't make sense, internal pages from forums that are not that useful, ebay pages, myspace and some junky directories... Sure they may be from the last 24 hours but I don't see the point if they a poor user experience..
6:29 am on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've had the same experience. This feature should be labeled beta. It's an interesting idea, but not dependable right now.
6:55 am on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I see the same. Not even close to relevant. Looks to be just random junk.

The latest is funny to watch though. Especially when it gets stuck on 1 pages and gets it over and over and over....
1:40 pm on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If it's really so bad, then Google should remove it as an option until they can clean it up. Otherwise they'll be sending a lot of traffic to pages that don't deserve it, and wasting searcher's time as well.
4:45 pm on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you guys are meaning that you see something horrible in the last 24 hours then i concur too...it seemed to be recovering over the last one week but suddenly, it has gone worse today...
10:53 pm on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You would think its not that hard to get right, if a site is the most relevant result for any given term and is updated in the time frame of the search then in theory its still the most relevant result...
10:55 pm on June 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It might be hard to get right this week, when presumably they're tuning the data in the largest computer network in the world.
4:00 pm on June 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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2 questions

Is'nt whats fresh depending on if they crawled your site in the last 24 hours ?

They can crawl the whole net and update in 24 hours ?
4:11 am on June 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't think that's how it works, some sites never update so they don't give them much attention, twitter for example updates all the time so it must eat a lot of resources from Google's end. And then all the sites in between those two extremes would get the attention Google thinks they deserve, and that is the guts of the problem I expect.
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after caffeine, they can update the index whenever they found some new content, Either on existing resources or some new ones. For instance try to update a page of your site, which is ranking on second page, by adding one paragraph of fresh content on daily basis. It will jump and bounce and adjust its ranking accordingly after some minutes of content addition. :)