GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED

Google has posted a fascinated look at the technology that produces its search results. Google relies on PigeonRank, a system for ranking web pages using low cost pigeon clusters. Trained pigeons select relevant web sites from among thousands of similar pages. “By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.”

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SEARCH ENGINES

This article starts out by explaining the different approaches chosen by Google, Yahoo, and AltaVista for indexing the Internet – and makes it easier to understand why Google is so scarily accurate. It drifts a bit at the end, but the first half is interesting reading.

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SEARCH ENGINES

Google is experimenting with different ways to rank web sites when it reports search results. Here’s an interesting article about search engines and the extraordinary things done to increase site rankings on Google and the other search engines.

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GOOGLE ELMER FUDD

There’s no clear explanation yet of why you can access Google Hacker, Google Bork, bork, bork!, Google Elmer Fudd and Google Pig Latin. Isn’t the Internet interesting?

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GOOGLE TOOLBAR

Google continues to provide search results that are so accurate that it’s spooky. It bears repeating – as much as I hate screen clutter, I recommend the Google Toolbar, a browser addon that puts a slender Google search bar across the top of the screen. Not only do you get easy access to Google, it also lets you search for words on the page you’re viewing at that moment, as well as allowing you to search only the pages of the web site you’re visiting. […] continued

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