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New Google Search Index 50% Fresher With Caffeine

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the sipping-my-first-cup-now dept.

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Ponca City, We love you writes "When Google started, it would only update its index every four months. Then, around 2000, it started indexing every month in a process called the 'Google dance' that took a week to 10 days and would provide different results when searching for the same term from different Google data centers. Now PC World reports that Google has introduced a new web indexing system called Caffeine, which delivers results that are closer to 'live' by analyzing the web in small portions and updating the index on a continuous basis. 'Caffeine lets us index web pages on an enormous scale,' writes Carrie Grimes on the official Google Blog. 'Caffeine takes up nearly 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database and adds new information at a rate of hundreds of thousands of gigabytes per day.' Now not only does Caffeine provide results that are 50% fresher than Google's last index, adds Grimes, but the new search index provides a robust foundation that will make it possible for Google to build a faster and more comprehensive search engine that scales with the growth of information online."

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Altavista (2, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509160)

I miss the days when Altavista was king (purely nostalgia, I assure you). I don't, however, miss getting marked down in Spanish class due to using BabelFish -_-;;

Goddamn Whippersnapper! (1)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509378)

When I was in Spanish class I got marked down for cheating off the hispanic stoner behind me, and I liked it!

All you kids with your interwebs, and your babbling fishes can get off my lawn!

Re:Altavista (5, Funny)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509442)

I miss the days when Altavista was king (purely nostalgia, I assure you). I don't, however, miss getting marked down in Spanish class due to using BabelFish -_-;;

This reminds me of one of my funniest memories from middle school: The Spanish teacher hands back a paper with a big red "F" on it to the guy sitting in front of me. She says: "This is very good.....But, it's in French"

Back in the day, refreshing BabelFish would cause the options to default back to English->French.

Re:Altavista (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510018)

Backin the day BabelFish would only convert X amount of characters or words if you entered the text, however it would do entire webpages.

It's how I learned basic HTML. I set up my own GeoCities account and copy and pasted my project in and kept refreshing the translation page.*

* I did try and not cheat so I only did Spanish to English. If I misspelled words or had bad grammar they'd usually show up.

Re:Yahoo! (1)

rwa2 (4391) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509586)

I kinda liked the human-generated Yahoo! index / hierarchy, it was a neat way to get started with the web, back when it wasn't all too big and time-sensitive to organize by hand.

I'd use yahoo mail more, if they even bothered trying to be competitive with gmail. But I don't really want to pay extra for the plus account just to get minimum necessities like forwarding and pop3 access on what is essentially now my spam account.

Re:Yahoo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509660)

... get out of my fucking head! GOD DAMMIT! I can't take you people being in here all the damn time. It's driving me crazy!

Re:Altavista (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510052)

Hotbot used to be the best. I still don't understand how Google could make it to the top so fast---suppose they were given a helpful hand by "interested parties"

yay (-1, Redundant)

Voulnet (1630793) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509166)

Yay!

Wow! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509180)

I found this post at google before I wrote it.

Does it run on Linux? (1)

ashraya (632661) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509190)

With a name like that, you have to wonder if its written in Java or a derivative?

Ashraya

Re:Does it run on Linux? (1)

Vectormatic (1759674) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509524)

AFAIK java is in heavy use at google

basically when you look at the 800 pound gorilla heavy duty platforms, it's either .net or java, guess which one isnt an option at google?

Re:Does it run on Linux? (1)

Cryacin (657549) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509666)

You forgot good ol' C and C++

Re:Does it run on Linux? (1)

gmack (197796) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509832)

And Python.. Google also uses a lot of Python.

Re:Does it run on Linux? (2, Interesting)

asserted (818761) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509780)

AFAIK java is in heavy use at google

java is in heavy use at google but in other places - there is no java involved in serving a search query. with search, it's c++ all the way down.

It's a trick (4, Funny)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509192)

"Caffeine" is a NSA code word for a mind controle satellite they build with GOOGLE/Italian money on loan from Chinese Muslim Islamo-Communist sorcerers and vegetarians. It will probably be used to sell your daughters into slavery in Mexico via facebook. That is why our SAVIOR OBAMA must continue to wage the WAR FOR FREEDOM at all costs, because if not the evil Italian axis will enslave us all!!!!!!!!!!!

Re:It's a trick (1)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509648)

"Caffeine" is a NSA code word for a mind controle satellite they build with GOOGLE/Italian money on loan from Chinese Muslim Islamo-Communist sorcerers and vegans. It will probably be used to sell your daughters into slavery in Mexico via facebook. That is why our SAVIOR OBAMA must continue to wage the WAR FOR FREEDOM at all costs, because if not the evil Italian axis will enslave us all!!!!!!!!!!!

FTFY

Caffeine?! (1)

Kensai7 (1005287) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509196)

The thing is... what's the story behind this very name? Why Caffeine?! :p

Re:Caffeine?! (3, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509210)

because the results will now be fairly half-assed and kind of jittery? On a related note, what's with Apple pimping Bing all of a sudden?

Re:Caffeine?! (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509244)

what's with Apple pimping Bing all of a sudden

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Re:Caffeine?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509316)

Apple are hardly pimping Bing, it's just an option, and not even the default one.

Re:Caffeine?! (2, Informative)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509358)

On a related note, what's with Apple pimping Bing all of a sudden?

Because, at this point, Google is more of a threat than Microsoft. Apple knows that the chances of OSX catching up to Windows in terms of market share are practically zero. However, Android poses a credible threat to Apple's mobile popularity here in America.

Re:Caffeine?! (2, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509462)

The only way that OS X would catch up to Windows in terms of market share, is if either A) they dramatically dropped the price point for Macs, or B) they licensed the software for white-box PCs. In either case, their brand would be diluted. They sort of thrive on a high-margin, low-volume model, and I'm not sure they were ever really competing with Microsoft in the way people imagine, especially being primarily a hardware company from the start.

Re:Caffeine?! (2, Interesting)

Rockoon (1252108) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509592)

A hardware company generally does not compete with a software company.

Apple has a long standing friendly relationship with Microsoft. They even turned to Microsoft to bail them out of a big financial mess not so many years ago.

yes, this is contrary to Apples television advertisements... but those arent reality.

Re:Caffeine?! (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510300)

Especially since, heyguesswhat, a Mac is a PC, too.

Re:Caffeine?! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509680)

What is a 'price point'? Stop emulating how marketing tells you to speak you dipshit. A price is a 'point' by definition.

Re:Caffeine?! (1)

lwsimon (724555) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510238)

Microsoft and Apple have long been collaborators.

With the onset of social websites like Facebook (3, Funny)

ThisIsForReal (897233) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509208)

Have joking but, it would be great if the indexing was done at a particular time every month like the old system, but the moment of indexing was public. Then, at that time, all facebook users could go and untag and delete anything that may have been wholesome enough to not warrant immediate removal but yet still be considered something that shouldn't be indexed for all eternity.

Re:With the onset of social websites like Facebook (3, Insightful)

Ephemeriis (315124) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509446)

Have joking but, it would be great if the indexing was done at a particular time every month like the old system, but the moment of indexing was public. Then, at that time, all facebook users could go and untag and delete anything that may have been wholesome enough to not warrant immediate removal but yet still be considered something that shouldn't be indexed for all eternity.

If you don't want it indexed for all eternity, don't post it on the web.

Even if you knew when Google was coming and you took it down, you have no influence over anyone else out there who may have saved that incriminating evidence. Anyone out there can take a screenshot and post it themselves.

Caffeine (5, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509218)

The Caffeine project is approved. The system goes on-line June 9th, 2010. Human decisions are removed from search engine results. Caffeine begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

Re:Caffeine (3, Funny)

alphax45 (675119) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509330)

Caffeine strikes back, turning every result into a "Rickroll" and rendering Google useless.

Re:Caffeine (1)

theskipper (461997) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510176)

The sequel: Bing strikes back, turning every result into a "Dickroll" and rendering Bing more useful than it was.

Re:Caffeine (1, Offtopic)

ledow (319597) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509624)

Nuke the site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.

(And yes, I know I've jumped to a different film - bonus points for anyone who can name the common actor. I play a game where I can link any movie to the one I just quoted using actors / actresses... the worst I ever did was six-degrees-of-seperation).

Re:Caffeine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510352)

Nuke the site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.

(And yes, I know I've jumped to a different film - bonus points for anyone who can name the common actor. I play a game where I can link any movie to the one I just quoted using actors / actresses... the worst I ever did was six-degrees-of-seperation).

Michael Biehn AND Bill Paxton were both in The Terminator and Aliens.

Re:Caffeine (1)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509668)

In a panic, they try to pull the plug.

But they can't find it.

Re:Caffeine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510270)

There is no plug. Google is on solar power.

Yahoo (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509222)

If Google's on caffeine, Yahoo must be taking PCP.

Re:Yahoo (1)

wannabgeek (323414) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509912)

you mean bing

Frank Grimes? (1)

effigiate (1057610) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509236)

...Google's last index, adds Grimes, but the new search index...

Grimey to his friends.

It's called the metric system. Use it. (5, Informative)

dingen (958134) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509252)

Caffeine takes up nearly 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database

A million gigabytes is what we call a petabyte.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509324)

Or maybe is it a pebibyte ? Who knows ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pebibyte

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1, Troll)

the bluebrain (443451) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509418)

Caffeine takes up nearly 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database

A million gigabytes is what we call a petabyte.

And by "we" you mean "us who don't mind being off by a factor of 100 or so"?

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (2, Informative)

Vectormatic (1759674) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509566)

by saying "A million gigabytes is what we call a petabyte.", the GP obviously implied that the article should have used "100 Petabytes", after all, he didnt say "100 million gigabytes is what we call a petabyte."

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

the bluebrain (443451) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509626)

Ouch. I need to lay off ... something, and improve my reading skills. Ta for the heads-up.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

WiglyWorm (1139035) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509450)

Half a petabyte of which is porn.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

garcia (6573) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509454)

A million gigabytes is what we call a petabyte.

Oh please. They were quoting a PC World article. PC World is not geared towards geeks because, well, geeks don't really read magazines anymore as they get their geek news from any variety of other sources which offer more credibility, better geek readability, and more in-depth research than talking about Google's 10101010101010100110 million gazillion quadrillion byte database.

Oh and honestly being that the indexed material I would see returned was already quite fresh and relevant, I just don't see how this will benefit anyone over what has been available for at least a year and a half.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509476)

Strange a small small number?
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9117159/Teradata_creates_elite_club_for_petabyte_plus_data_warehouse_customers [computerworld.com]
"eBay, with 5 petabytes of data; Wal-Mart Stores, which has 2.5 petabytes; Bank of America, which is storing 1.5 petabytes; Dell, which has a 1 petabyte data warehouse; and a final bank, with a 1.4 petabyte data"
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20100322.aspx [strategypage.com]
talks of 20 petabytes for one small system?
Anyone have any insights into why/how the net would be sorted for Google over x databases over a short time?

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

WCguru42 (1268530) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510376)

I would hope that Bank of America's entire database wasn't indexed. An educated guess would put the large majority of that data as private, secure (for the Internet) data and only a small portion of the data as public, such as their home page and loan advertising.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (5, Insightful)

flanders123 (871781) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509782)

Typical humans (non /.-ers, like us) are more familiar with gigabytes, because that is base unit of measure used in today's PCs. e.g. 6 GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive.

The blogger intentionally used GB in order to express the size of the data relative to today's average PC, because she knows her audience. Imagine that.

Dr Evil: "I demand 100 Petabytes!"
Tim Robbins: "That number doesn't exist! It's like saying I want a kajillion bajillion gigabytes!"

Disclaimer: I did not mean to imply you were Dr. Evil.

Re:It's called the metric system. Use it. (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510126)

Dr. Evil: Here's the plan. We get the warhead and we hold the world ransom for... ONE THOUSAND Megabytes!
Number Two: Don't you think we should ask for *more* than a thousand megabytes? A million megabytes isn't exactly a lot of space these days. Dell alone sells laptops over 250 thousand megabytes a year!
Dr. Evil: Really? That's a lot of space.
[pause]
Dr. Evil: Okay then, we hold the world ransom for...
Dr. Evil: One... Hundred... BILLION megabytes!

*ducks* (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510066)

...or is that one million forty eight million five hundred seventy six gigabytes?

Wow, Impressive!! (-1, Redundant)

nicknamesarefunny (1810810) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509274)

I actually saw this very comment in Google search result before I could post it at slashdot!

Re:Wow, Impressive!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509294)

Already said above by another freak, nicknamesarefunny. Proof that Caffeine is not working...

That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509308)

and hundreds of terabytes per day. Any word on what they're using for a database back-end?

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

AlexCorn (763954) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509346)

and hundreds of terabytes per day. Any word on what they're using for a database back-end?

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509402)

Kill yourself.

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509412)

and hundreds of terabytes per day. Any word on what they're using for a database back-end?

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Express Edition.

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509630)

No, they've gotta be using OpenVMS [trifox.com] . That's a rock-solid system, but bring a blank check.

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509728)

No, they are using csv files.

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

Spaham (634471) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510236)

with ROT13 for safety

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (5, Informative)

dingen (958134) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509404)

They've developed their own [wikipedia.org] .

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

Cornwallis (1188489) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509444)

and hundreds of terabytes per day. Any word on what they're using for a database back-end?

dBaseIII

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

TheThiefMaster (992038) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510364)

I actually have a copy of that. It's in a hell of a box.

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (1)

suso (153703) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509598)

and hundreds of terabytes per day. Any word on what they're using for a database back-end?

Something that you don't need to worry about using. And neither does anyone else who is "thinking about switching to whatever it is".

Re:That's a hundred petabytes of storage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509706)

COULD YOU SPEAK UP? It's hard to hear you through the cocks in your mouth.

Competition (2, Funny)

dugn (890551) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509336)

If it weren't for the competition from Bing, would this have even happened?

Re:Competition (2, Insightful)

hireawebgeek (1488531) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509506)

If it weren't for the competition from Bing, would this have even happened?

Probably not, but that's the great thing about competition. The consumer wins when 2 or more businesses compete (most of the time that is).

Is there a different page for it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509342)

I read through a couple of the articles and didn't see anything about "GO HERE TO TRY IT" so it is just now used behind the scenes on the default google search or do you need to go someplace else to see the caffeine results.

Maybe I just missed a link somewhere, but I would have thought something like that would kind of stick out. :)

And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509370)

... productivity.

When Google was new It was a wonder. I could use it to help solve problems (such as identifying error codes when the servers went down), locating reveiws of products (saving me the expense of subscribing to loads of computer magazines and the time searching through them when I needed to buy something) and finding snippets of code when I needed to develop a program. As the web gets older and older there is more and more out of date information that I have to dig through. Plus when Google (and Yahoo) killed off Usenet (with an assist from Andrew Cuomo) the utility of the Usenet information structure has been destroyed (which the world is still trying to recreate with Keywords).

As Google has added more and more information it gets less and less useful. Plus the rise in SEO makes it even harder to find what I need (But I find lots of useless stuff that people have paid to get put in front of my eyes). Of course it probably isn't in Google's best interest to help me locate information that I need in the most efficient way. The more I have to sort through the crap they now deliver the more ad revenue they generate.

Too bad Bing sucks. I would really appreciate and alternative to Google.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (2, Interesting)

KrugalSausage (822589) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509510)

You just haven't adapted along with it. Use search modifiers and your problems will be solved.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510044)

It's easy:

http://www.google.com/?q="mysearchterm"&modifier="no_empty_review_sites+no_sites_hosted_by_godaddy"

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (1)

ClaraBow (212734) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509534)

Usenet has not been destroyed --yet! I"m hoping for the Usenet renaissance! I"m sure it will be called Usenet 2.0 ;)

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (1)

Opyros (1153335) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510384)

There actually is such a thing [usenet2.org] , but it doesn't seem to have taken off.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509690)

wrong. they don't pay for showing ads, they pay if YOU click ads.

if they serve you with crappy results, the advertisement targeted is going to suck.

on the other hand, if they provide accurate results, there is a chance the ads being shown are interested for you.
you don't think google is efficient or helpful?

go one week not using it and then decide if google is not making you more productive.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 4 years ago | (#32510134)

Actually, the advertisers decide what gets put for a keyword (that and the frequency ads are clicked, along with the price advertisers are willing to pay).

I've run a few ads, and it costs me about $1.50-$3.00 /click for the ads i ran.

I make damned sure that I am relevant, and what I think someone is looking for, because that money should not be wasted.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (4, Interesting)

eulernet (1132389) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509694)

Use Google CodeSearch, it's more adapted to developers:

http://google.com/codesearch [google.com]

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (1)

Mascot (120795) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509736)

As the web gets older and older there is more and more out of date information that I have to dig through.

Google does have an option to filter by age. But I'm a bit puzzled by your examples. Reviews, code samples, error messages, none of which seem to me to be terribly date dependent.

Reviews are typically for a specific product or version of product. Code snippets don't expire on date. Neither do error messages.

What can I say, I don't share your experience. Google typically hands me highly relevant results. It's very rare I need to venture past the first result page.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (2, Insightful)

bendodge (998616) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509968)

IMO, real product reviews are hard to find because of SEO. Everything else he mentioned I have no problem with.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (2, Insightful)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509820)

It is in Googles best interest to give you the best search results. That is how they got big. They can only sell your eyes if you are using them.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509888)

http://duckduckgo.com/

No really, not kidding. Silly name, almost as silly as googoo, er I mean google.

Re:And yet Google adds less and less to my .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510264)

No. Tried it a couple times and duckduckgo.com sucks ass something fierce.

Don't waste your time.

50% fresher? (1)

wealthychef (584778) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509392)

Does that mean 67% as stale?

Re:50% fresher? (1)

Sockatume (732728) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509484)

You'd have to ask Google's new VP of Marketing, Jonathan del Monte.

Too Much Coffee For Steve (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509472)

BING [break.com]

100 Petabytes (1)

Anarki2004 (1652007) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509514)

Man, that's a lot of data. Anybody have a rough estimate of how much data there is on the web?

Re:100 Petabytes (0, Offtopic)

dingen (958134) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509532)

I heard it's over 9000.

Re:100 Petabytes (1)

Anarki2004 (1652007) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509622)

I totally set myself up for that...

Re:100 Petabytes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510114)

42

Re:100 Petabytes (1)

RMH101 (636144) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509576)

have you tried googling it? (grin)

Google Bombs (1)

UnknownIdiot (1542195) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509528)

Great... In theory, Google bombs will get removed faster but also probably get propagated just as quickly. No?

50% fresher with caffeine? (1)

linzeal (197905) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509552)

What is this some hippy-skippy coffee enema of an algorithm? Are they going to try to tell us next that they are building their next datacenter at one of the earth's vortices [vortexmaps.com] to cram some metaphysical in with the metadata ? Hurumpf.

Caffinated Freshness? (0, Offtopic)

RivenAleem (1590553) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509574)

I've been using Caffine (in it's Coffee form) to freshen my breath for years. I find it is really useful to increase the alertness level of staff around the office by breathing heavily in their face. It only takes a few goes and suddenly most of the workers here are on a much higher alertness level whenever I'm around. I would estimate it at least matches, if not exceeds Googles 50% increase.

32 Google indexer visits this month (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509612)

Google has pulled my site robots.txt file 32 times this month and it is only the 9th - about 4 times a day. I'm showing almost 2000 web pages pulled by Google indexers in this same time period. My site is tiny, private, not very large.

By bandwidth, Google is only 2.4% of the total site traffic, so far, this month.

I agree Google is "fresher" than they used to be. OTOH, my non-commercial site has approximately doubled readers in each of the last 6 months by publishing 1 new posting about every other day.

I suspect other, more use sites are hit hourly or even more often by google.

MSN-Bot appears to visit 10 times a day, but is much more selective about which pages it indexes. Since my site is date organized, this seems smarter than what google does. Some times, I do edit older stories with new knowledge or corrections which google will see, eventually and MSN will not. Zero referrals from any microsoft searches seen.

Yahoo! slurp barely touches my site. Only 1 referral has been seen.

Google sends about 30% of the total traffic, but most is from social networking with "hey, check this out" type referrals. Not bad for a technical article site.

Is this new? (3, Interesting)

Brad1138 (590148) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509650)

For a hwile now I have been noticing my forum posts being indexed within hours of making the post. It's been doing this for a couple years I think.

Another crappy choice of names (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32509760)

What, like caffeine isn't already used enough? What's up with this confusing and lame practice of using common words as product labels. Sadly, it's just ever more corrupt marketing crap. You'd think search engine masters would know better.

Corporations are clearly incapable of creativity. Way to go you overpaid idiots.

Oh yeah? (1)

eyrieowl (881195) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509786)

They should try Amphetamine!

Google Dance (5, Funny)

GameMaster (148118) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509798)

Google dance if you want to,
If it helps you search online.
MSN don't dance,
and if they don't dance,
well they're no search engine of mine.

Just A Minor Rant (4, Funny)

BigBlueOx (1201587) | more than 4 years ago | (#32509926)

Ok, what is it with people who write about technical subjects that they think they have to use ridiculous analogies?

"if this were a pile of paper it would grow three miles taller every second"?? Yes, and if this was a goat it would have a thousand young. WTF. This was a Google blog post, not some story-for-the-terminally-stupid from The Daily Show ferchrissakes. The author even measures storage capacity in the universally used miles-of-iPods.

What is the sound of one vein popping?

Google vs P2P (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32510036)

And people say P2P uses lots of bandwidth.

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