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netmeg

6:08 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Google has posted an uncut eight minute video of one of their weekly Quality Launch Review meetings (using eight video cameras and 16 microphones, no less)

Watch it here:
[insidesearch.blogspot.com...]

freejung

8:16 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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What I find most interesting is the discussion of the tradeoff between doing things perfectly and using less resources. Even what seems like a relatively simple task like spell checking consumes vast resources when done on Google's scale. It's worth remembering when we're thinking about why other parts of the algo work they way they do - it may be the result of a similar tradeoff, where Google is doing things in a way that they know is sub-optimal in order to save resources.

goodroi

8:31 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Nice reminder that Googlers think much differently than search marketers. When was the last time you thought of qps or trigrams?

ps I suspect many of you reading my comment haven't taken the time to view the video, so guess what percentage of queries have 10 or more words and then watch the video for the answer.

seoskunk

11:12 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I can't get video to play properly will try later but the faces in the room show how seriously they take search quality however what I saw was out of touch with current seo tactics which seem focused on negative seo

jstover77

11:46 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)



Interesting. I think this should make you realize that the algo is ultimately written by a bunch of guys in a room that are prone to make some mistakes. Fact is .1% could actually be 5% or even 10%, and it would take another Thursday meeting or maybe more to correct it.

Either way great insight.

Web_speed

11:52 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)



Great insight.

I now have a much better understanding of why this search engine is so lost and out of touch lately... who are those people?

seoskunk

12:22 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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As well as targets BH can fill the defunct damaging domains with History Object in javascript and make each user a contributer to links. Bad domains should be ignored google!
Ah why do I bother anyway what are tri-thingies again.......?

tedster

4:24 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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what I saw was out of touch with current seo tactics

In this video they are focused on user satisfaction for ALL their users - and rightly so, IMO. I doubt that they will publish a video where they talk about defeating specific SEO tactics. But I can tell you from discussions with Googlers at Pubcon, Matt Cutts' team has a lot of that going on too.

outland88

5:37 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Apple should be proud of this video.

Play_Bach

6:00 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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> Apple should be proud of this video.

Yup. Almost everybody was using an Apple MBP or Air. Not too surprising to me really since I first noticed this trend by programmers switching to Apple laptops right around when OSX (i.e., Unix) came out - and that was over ten years ago.
 

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