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Caffeine: The new search indexing techinque from Google

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Today Google has announced the introduction of a new search indexing technique called Caffeine. The new search indexing algorithm claims to provide 50% fresh search result than the old search indexing system.

In the old system Google used to index the information as stacks   and the bottom portion of the stacks are getting updated slowly. Means to refresh the updates on the old index it use to take a considerable amount of time. Now with Caffeine, there is no stack concept – Indexing is a real time process. As Google find a new page or update on existing page, it will be added to the index directly on real time basis.

Google says

“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. You would need 625,000 of the largest iPods to store that much information; if these were stacked end-to-end they would go for more than 40 miles”

Let’s see what Caffeine does and share your experience about this revolutionary search engine technology.

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3 comments… add one
  • Hi Sujith,

    I heard about Caffeine for several times at this year, but I still do not get it clearly. Could you please suggest me the resource sites/blogs that talk about Caffeine clearly enough? Are backlink still playing an important role on Caffeine?

  • Congratulations Google! It is very fast and much more intelligent than it used to be. Sure, there is a long way to go. They need to find way to clean up their index. They need to do something with the data provided by “The Internet Archive”. I could not find a single book there which was properly scanned. They need to fix snippets in “books” (90% of them do not display the information they are supposed to display) and so on.
    Congratulations anyway. It is very exciting to watch.

  • i think page indexing of google is very different from that of other search engines.i get 90% of my traffic through google.i get very few visitors through yahoo,bing etc….

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