Where Google Definitions Come From

Google definitions

How do Google Definitions appear at the top of search results? Over at Threadwatch, Graywolf started a thread titled Are you Optimizing for Google Definitions? There are some insightful comments in the thread, and I recalled a Google patent application that covered the topic. I looked around the web to see if there had been … Read more Where Google Definitions Come From

Making Search More Efficient: A little about caching and prefetching

I hate doing the very same task over, and over, and over again. I’d bet search engines do, too. Increasing the efficiency of search Chances are that your choice of a search engine, whether it’s Google, or Yahoo!, or MSN, or another, uses some methods to try to make what they do a little more … Read more Making Search More Efficient: A little about caching and prefetching

Who Knew the Web Would Suck.com? Promotion in the Days Before Search Engines

Keepgoing.org has a great history of one of the first great web sites – the online Mad Magazine of its time. In The Big Fish, they take a look at Suck.com, ten years after its launch. I came to the party late, and didn’t learn about suck.com until it had closed its doors, and stopped … Read more Who Knew the Web Would Suck.com? Promotion in the Days Before Search Engines