Sunday, September 28, 2008

Search quality: How good is Google?

Yesterday I wrote about Google Quality Rater Secrets - how Google uses humans to rate its search engine results. Improving the quality of search engine results was the aim of the original search engine and ranking algorithm described by the Google founders in The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine and The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web.

Google has brought search engine quality a long way since then. But I did a little experiment which shows that Google's results are, by its own standards, not nearly as good as they ought to be or could be.

More at  The Quality of Google Search Results

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