New Google Search Engine
Google has revealed project “caffeine”, a new search engine which Google claims will be faster and more relevant...
Google are pushing the envelope of web development like never before. Just after the release of the Google Chrome web browser and the announcement of the forthcoming Google Chrome operating system, the Internet giants have also revealed its newly revamped Google search engine.
Web developers have already been invited to test the new search engine, dubbed Caffeine, which Google hopes will speed up indexing search results and create a larger index.
While the front-end of the new search engine remains the same, the back-end architecture has received a complete overhaul. The new technology is geared to index new content faster, reducing the time between new content being published and it appearing in a Google search result.
Matt Cutts, a principal engineer at Google and Sitaram Iyer, a staff software engineer posted an entry on the company’s webmaster central blog, appealing to developers to try the newly improved service and send them some feedback:
“For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search. It’s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions…
“The new infrastructure sits “under the hood” of Google’s search engine, which means that most users won’t notice a difference in search results. But web developers and power searchers might notice a few differences, so we’re opening up a web developer preview to collect feedback,”
A Google spokesperson added:
“Google is always working on new technologies to improve the quality of our search services. We hope this new system will improve search in the areas of speed, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.”
Martin McNulty, director of search marketing specialist, Trafficbroker, who has tried the new version, said:
“Google’s caffeine is undoubtedly faster, almost twice as fast at times. It’s like a Google Gti…
“Caffeine may be ‘under the hood’ but with this noticeable injection of speed it won’t remain under the radar for long…
“As for accuracy, it’s hard to say at this early stage but Google is clearly upping its game by including real-time results and more breaking news, as well as updates from the likes of Facebook and Twitter.”
In the last few months Microsoft has revamped its own search engine, formely called Live, rebranding it Bing and claiming it performs more intuitive searches. Prior to that, Wolfram Alpha launched, which performs searches based on computational knowledge.
Mr McNulty added:
“The launch of Bing has been a good thing, although unfortunately more for Google than Bing if the level of innovation continues at this frantic pace. Google is still very much in the driving seat and is still setting the pace.”
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