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  • Gerrit Eicker 06:56 on 9. June 2010 Permalink
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    Google Rolls Out Caffeine 

    Google announced the completion and global roll out of its new web indexing system Caffeine; http://j.mp/doUJjN

    • Gerrit Eicker 07:01 on 9. June 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Google: “Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before.”

      SEL: “Previously, Google’s crawling and indexing systems worked as batch processes. Googlebot would crawl a set of pages, then process those pages (extracting content from them, associating data about them, such as anchor text and external links, determining what those pages were about), and finally add them to the index. While this system was continuous, all the documents in the batch had to wait until the whole batch was processed to be pushed live. Now, when Google crawls a page, it processes that page through the entire indexing pipeline and pushes it live nearly instantly. This change has already resulted in a 50 percent fresher index than before. … Content owners will reap the benefits of Caffeine without doing anything at all. In fact, there’s really not much, if anything content owners can do. Some may wonder if this change means that existing best practices around crawl efficiency matter more than before. Is page speed, which Google has focused on more lately, more important? Nope. Google told me that this change doesn’t make any of the crawling, indexing, or ranking factors more or less important than before. It simply makes crawled content available in search results more quickly before and paves the way for added flexibility in taking advantage of the whatever may come as the web evolves.”

      VB: “The new indexing system – the biggest change to the search engine’s methodology in four years – has also gotten a power boost. It’s now capable of adding hundreds of thousands of pages into the Google index per second, and hundreds of thousands of gigabytes of information per day. All told, Caffeine is operating off of 100 million gigabytes of data storage. – Google has been talking about an indexing revamp for a while and says that Caffeine has been in testing since August of last year. Initially, it was supposed to go live soon after New Year’s, but this never came to fruition. It’s uncertain what held it back until now.”

  • Gerrit Eicker 00:00 on 13. August 2009 Permalink
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    Google vs. Google Caffeine 

    Compare Google results with Google Caffeine results side by side at Facesaerch; http://bit.ly/qwskm

  • Gerrit Eicker 07:48 on 11. August 2009 Permalink
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    Google Search: Next-generation Architecture 

    Google previews its next-generation infrastructure for its Web search and is collecting feedback; http://bit.ly/11uXeo

    • Gerrit Eicker 08:00 on 11. August 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Google: “For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search. It’s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions. The new infrastructure sits ‘under the hood’ of Google’s search engine, which means that most users won’t notice a difference in search results. But web developers and power searchers might notice a few differences, so we’re opening up a web developer preview to collect feedback.”

      TC: “Search Engines are like sharks: If they stop moving, they die. – Google, as the king of search engines, obviously has been doing that constantly throughout the years. Some of the changes are noticeable, but most are subtle tweaks on a rolling basis. – But today, the company has begun testing a new engine for its search product that’s a big enough change that it felt compelled to let the world know about it. Codenamed ‘Caffeine’, it promises to ‘push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions.’

      Cutts: “Google recently opened up a preview of our new Caffeine update, and I wanted to give a little more background on this change.”

      RWW: “From a consumer standpoint, Caffeine is identical to regular Google search save for shaving off a few precious half seconds. But for search engine marketers, the new indexing system adds another hurdle to their jobs. While it’s likely that Google will have at least a month head start in outrunning them, in the past savvy keyword specialists have always managed to make their mark. – To help improve Caffeine, search in the sandbox and click the ‘Dissatisfied? Help us improve’ link to offer feedback.

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