Alden Bates (abates) wrote,
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Google versus the Blogs

According to the Register, Blog noise is causing Google some hassle. The problem is that "trackback" pages are coming up in search results.

They mention specifically a Google search which indeed beings up useless "trackback" pages in the top four spots. The interesting thing is that at the end of the article, the Register mentions that one of the remedial measures that Google has taken is to lessen the relevance of Page Rank when ranking search results (probably true).

Looking at the search, the top four results have page ranks of 0 and 1 (meaning not many people link to them) where-as the first real result has a page rank of 4 (meaning more people link to them). It therefore seems to me that by downplaying Page Rank, Google has exacerbated the problem rather than remedying it...

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