Google Caffeine

Goolge announced today that they have completed their new web indexing system called Caffeine.

It provides fresher results for web searches at up to 50% fresher.

A little information on search engines, when you search Google, it doesn’t search the live web.  It’s searching an index of the web like in a book.

For a better description on how Google works as well as a MUCH better description of the Caffeine engine, head on over to the Official Google Blog and check it out.

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.

Some background for those of you who don’t build search engines for a living like us: when you search Google, you’re not searching the live web. Instead you’re searching Google’s index of the web which, like the list in the back of a book, helps you pinpoint exactly the information you need. (Here’s a good explanation of how it all works.)

~ by Normanomicon on June 9, 2010.

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