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Google And Their 10,000 Human Evaluators

Jul 11, 2007 | 1,504 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Dare Obasanjo's article from Seattle's Scalability Conference held on the 6th of June, 2007, Google has 10,000 human evaluators, as told by Marissa Mayer when asked:

"How do they tell if they have bad results?

A: They have a bunch of watchdog services that track uptime for various servers to make sure a bad one isn't causing problems. In addition, they have 10,000 human evaluators who are always manually checking teh relevance of various results."

A Brief Of Google's Accessible Service

Jul 11, 2007 | 2,135 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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asearch.thumbnail A Brief Of Googles Accessible ServiceT. V. Raman in the official Google blog has an update on Google Accessible Service providing an overview of their accessible services.

"Web search, our primary service, has a very simple interface and has always been accessible from a variety of user environments. Newer services that present highly interactive interfaces continue to present accessibility challenges when used with specialized adaptive technologies such as screenreaders. We are committed to finding accessibility solutions that make our services work better for everyone who visits. "

Google's Supplemental Query To Go!

Jul 10, 2007 | 2,341 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google’s Matt Cutts has come up with some smart solutions for the hot discussion on the unofficial 'show your supplemental results in Google' query. He is confident that the query will not work for much longer.

More Google Secrets: Snippet Database And Multiple Cache Pages

Jul 10, 2007 | 2,088 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The ever aware and newsworthy forum at Webmaster World reports that Google keeps several cache dates for the same page.

It was webmaster abhishekkaushik who first reported saying:

" Recently I see a strange thing may be other already know it. Seems like Google keeps multiple copies of same pages with different times of update and use them in SERP.

Google Expands Brazilian Search Advertising Market

Jul 10, 2007 | 1,650 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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brazil06.thumbnail Google Expands Brazilian Search Advertising Market Marcelo SantMarcelo Sant'Iago reports that Google adds two big players to its network in Brazil.

This happened as UOL (#1 ISP and top 5 web destination) and Buscapé (#1 comparison shopping website in Brazil and latin America) have given the boot to Yahoo.

SHOCKING: Google Rescues Two Bigg City Burglars

Jul 10, 2007 | 1,256 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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1184014749 spray.thumbnail SHOCKING: Google Rescues Two Bigg City BurglarsTechnology does come to the aid of everyone, including two Bigg city burglars. reports the Gazette.

Two burglars came prepared with door keys, pass codes and combinations for the safes at a Colorado Springs indoor amusement center. However, for 75 minutes the two struggled in vain to open the safes till finally they did what all of us do when needing answers – Google.

Breaking News: Google Inc Purchases Postini For $625 Million

Jul 9, 2007 | 2,359 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Official Google press center announces their acquisition of Postini a global leader in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide. Google will acquire Postini for $625 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and Postini will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2007."

Google Gives Tips On Best Ways To Incorporate Flash

Jul 6, 2007 | 1,946 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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flashimages Google Gives Tips On Best Ways To Incorporate Flash Absolutely useful is Google's Search Quality Team's Mark Berghausen's “Best uses of Flash” post on incorporating Adobe flash into your website in a way that the Googlebot does not miss it.

The only hard and fast rule is to show Googlebot the exact same thing as your users. If you don't, your site risks appearing suspicious to our search algorithms. This simple rule covers a lot of cases including cloaking, JavaScript redirects, hidden text, and doorway pages. The engineers at Google came up with practical suggestions to help you overcome this dilemma:

Google Code Search Mods

Jul 6, 2007 | 1,852 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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codesearch logo.thumbnail Google Code Search ModsAt the official Google Code Search blog, Aleksander Fedorynski, Google Software Engineer writes about the gradual growth of Google Code Search and the latest alterations and improvements.

We've expanded our crawl to include not just complete archives and repositories, but individual code files and sample code snippets from webpages as well. Now when you search for things like [LfractalCanvas] or [nph-refresh], you'll have a better chance of finding what you want.

Google Anniversary

Jul 4, 2007 | 1,390 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It was seven years ago on this day when Google's fortunes took a turn. On this day back in 2000, Google took over the secondary search results from Inktomi for Yahoo! and the exposure that this virtually unknown search engine received, forever changed the landscape of search.