Archive for the ‘Google Search’ category

Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft: a match made in heaven?

November 16, 2006

Maybe in the heaven of search engines 😉

Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft have agreed to use the Sitemaps 0.90 standard, developed by Google, to let webmasters guide the search engines’ automated Web crawlers in properly indexing their Web pages.

For details, see today’s press release.




Is the number of irrelevant search results going to decrease some time soon?

November 15, 2006

I don’t think so.

A couple of days ago, I was reading a post titled Thoughts on the State of Search at the O’Reilly Radar. I completely agree with most of the points expressed in the article, in particular with the facts that:

  • The number of irrelevant search results will increase as the Web gets bigger

  • It is time for the search companies to start embracing, seriously, queries formulated in natural language

  • It is time that the search companies present the results grouped (clustered) in a meaningful way to facilitate the arduous labour we have of finding a needle in a haystack of irrelevant results

  • The search companies must update their databases more frequently

To read the post, you can click here.