NOTE: ARTICLES ABOUT GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY FROM MID-SEPT. 2004 ONWARD ARE LISTED IN WITHIN THE GOOGLE: TECHNOLOGY SECTION OF SEARCH TOPICS IN SEARCH ENGINE WATCH. SEE ALSO THE GOOGLE: WEB SEARCH and GOOGLE: WEB SEARCH LISTING TIPS SECTIONS FOR RELATED MATERIAL.
Scaling Google’s peaks
News.com, May 11, 2004
Interview with Google’s director of technology Craig Silverstein. Google, he says, was in the right place at the right time to succeed in search. PageRank, he says, will remain part of the Google ranking system but new ideas will obviously be integrated. He hopes concerns over Gmail will subside, when many people can see the final product. And more.
Google and Akamai: Cult of Secrecy vs. Kingdom of Openness
Technology Review, April 21, 2004
Google’s Secret: ‘Cheap and Fast’ Hardware
PC World, Oct. 10, 2003
A look at the hardware Google uses to search the web.
Google FS paper online, and a look at patent history
Ars Technica, Sept. 29, 2003
Those interested in the file system that Google uses will find a reference to a recently published research paper here.
Is Google broken?
Google Watch, June 9, 2003
Article suggests that Google’s current system can’t handle the number of web pages that it is trying to process. FYI, the official Google response is that it has no such problems.
Ten Tips to the Top of Google
SearchDay, April 30, 2003
Having a Web site that gets found in Google isn’t hard to do, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are ten tips to get you started.
Missing Backlinks in Google
SearchEngineGuide.com, April 17, 2003
Google not showing the pages that link to you, even though you know you have some? Jill Whalen correctly explains that for a well established site, this could indicate that you’ve been banned by Google. A look at things to check on and avoid.
The Second Eigenvalue of the Google Matrix
SearchDay, March 17, 2003
Want an analytical peek at some of the core components of Google’s famous PageRank algorithm? These two papers from Stanford offer some heavy-duty insights into Google’s operation.
SearchDay, Mar. 11, 2003
A company specializing in uncovering criminal connections and terrorist networks has released a visualization tool that reveals hidden relationships in Google search results.
Hunting for Google’s Cache
SearchEngineShowdown.com, Feb. 10, 2003
Darn! Google didn’t cache it. Well, maybe they did, and you just need to know how to look more closely for the cached copy. Greg Notess shows you how.
Interview with Chris Ridings
searchengineblog.com, January 2003
Chris Ridings, author of PageRank Explained, talks about his research into how Google ranks web pages.
Anatomy of a Search Engine: Inside Google
SearchDay, October 30, 2002
Search engines aren’t just black boxes — they are programs continually updated to improve indexing, search responsiveness and relevance ranking. Here’s an insider’s look at Google.
The Technology Behind Google
SearchDay, Aug. 12, 2002
Want a behind the scenes glimpse at the technology that powers Google? Take a guided tour with Jim Reese, Google’s Chief Operations Engineer.
Google Search Engine Ranking Algorithm Analysis
Pwqsoft, June 2002
You always have to take relevancy “studies” with a grain of salt, if only because Google is not above sending out fake data if it detects someone trying to reverse engineer its algorithms. However, the conclusions here aren’t too surprising. PageRank is good, but the context of links pointing at you may be far more important.
Make Room For Teoma
Search Engine Watch, July 2001
Google ` go-go
Salon, June 21, 2001
Interview with Google director of research, on how the service operates.
Interview: Craig Silverstein
Interviews.com, May 2001
Google’s chief technology officer speaks about search engine optimization and other issues, in this interview.
Counting Clicks and Looking at Links
Search Engine Watch, Aug. 4, 1998
Location and frequency have long been key factors used to help search engines rank results. Some new techniques may be about to change that. The idea of leveraging links as a means to improving results is making a comeback. And later this month, one search engine is going to enhance its service through clickthrough tracking.