Wednesday, June 9

Google Indexing gets high on Caffeine

Last August, I wrote about Google testing the new Caffeine infrastructure. Today, Carrie Grimes announced on their blog that the new indexing system is complete.
Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index... Our old index had several layers, some of which were refreshed at a faster rate than others; the main layer would update every couple of weeks. To refresh a layer of the old index, we would analyze the entire web, which meant there was a significant delay between when we found a page and made it available to you.

With Caffeine, we analyze the web in small portions and update our search index on a continuous basis, globally...
My congratulations to the search infrastructure team. It sounds like a significant milestone!

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