Alden Bates (abates) wrote,
Alden Bates
abates

  • Mood:

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...
Subscribe

  • Hi Livejournal

    Long time, no write. I hope everyone is keeping safe from the pandemic and not going out much. I started working from home earlier this week when…

  • Wait

    What happened to my friends page? Clearly I have been away from LJ too long and they have changed things. Look, I'm a big subscriber to the idea…

  • I've been playing Fallout 3 a bunch recently

    I'm playing it as an evil character because I already did a good playthrough. Reminds me of someone...

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments