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[edited by: tedster at 12:31 am (utc) on Jan 2, 2012]
Wondering if the blogs themselves were slammed as spam blogs, or blogspot links as a whole were devalued. Thoughts?
30 search quality highlights (with codenames!):
You might remember "Panda" and "Caffeine," but you probably don't remember last month's "Top result selection code rewrite." That's why many of the search quality improvements we make have internal codenames.
To give you just one example, our old question-answering feature in search was codenamed "DAFFIE," which stood for the "Database of All Fact Fiction Information and Exaggeration." In 2010 the team did a complete overhaul of the system and released a new short answers feature. Amit Singhal, thinking of Daffy Duck, decided to codename the new system "Porky Pig", because Porky Pig was trying to kill Daffy Duck. The team laughed thinking that Amit was just confused (everyone knows Elmer Fudd is the hunter). But, it turns out Amit was right, as he often is. In 1937 in the original cartoon to feature Daffy Duck, Porky Pig was in fact hunting Daffy.
[edited by: tedster at 4:46 am (utc) on Jan 20, 2012]
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newly revised algorithm for web page layouts