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i'm probably being a dolt, but i don't understand the analysis that google bought pyra/blogger to improve it's search results:

" Cleveland said Google's acquisition of Pyra would, quite simply, help Google create a more accurate search engine by adding rich new sources of data gleaned from weblogs.

The secret, Cleveland said, is in the scores of links webloggers create every day to content on the Web. :

the article cites a credible source, but i'm still not getting it. i don't understand what google gets with cozier access to blogger's database that it couldn't get by indexing pages by themselves. most reports indicate that there are "only" 200,000 frequently updated blogger blogs and presumably only a smallish percentage of those are linking to things that could help google improve its search results. these are all numbers that google should handle without breaking a sweat.

sure it might get a better feel for when exactly a blog gets updated by having access to the database, but it seems like there are ways around this using a variety of algorithms.

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2/22/2003 10:28:00 PM 0 comments


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