PageRank Update

Link Graph Structure of Web Pages

compared Added: July 16, 2019, A Google Search Engineer on a thread at Hacker News told the world that Google stopped using the Stanford Version of PageRank back in 2006, which Barry Schwartz reported upon at Search Engine Roundtable in the post Former Google Engineer: Google Hasn’t Used PageRank Since 2006 That search engineer was … Read more

Google’s Reasonable Surfer Model Updated

Systems and methods consistent with the principles of the invention may provide a reasonable surfer model that indicates that when a surfer accesses a document with a set of links, the surfer will follow some of the links with higher probability than others. This reasonable surfer model reflects the fact that not all of the … Read more

Recalculating PageRank

A Google patent was granted on October 20th, 2015 titled Producing a ranking for pages using distances in a Web-link graph. It presents some changes to Google’s original PageRank. I wrote about the very first PageRank patent in my post The First PageRank Patent and the Newest, where I posted a link to the original … Read more

A Replacement for PageRank?

Representatives from Google announced recently that they would no longer be updating their PageRank toolbar annotations for web pages. Google had been updating those 3-4 times a year for over a decade. Does this news indicate that Google is no longer using PageRank, or that PageRank has changed in some significant way? (The ranking signal … Read more

How Google Might Index Link Behavior Information

link behavior information

Looking at Link Behavior Information Under a conventional approach to indexing links by a search engine, information about the targeted address that a link is pointed towards might be included in a search engine’s index, as well as the anchor text displayed within the links, and possibly even some text near the link itself. The … Read more