"Google has “changed engines midflight,” search leader Amit Singhal announced today. Not that anyone noticed, or that Google can even describe what changed in layman’s terms. But, about a month ago, the company swapped out its search-ranking algorithm for a new one, code-named Hummingbird, that can handle more complex queries faster.Fifteen Years In, Google Revamps Its Search Algorithm - Liz Gannes - News - AllThingsD
“People are trusting search more,” Singhal explained, so Google users are asking longer and more complicated queries. Where the Boolean this-or-that style of search used to work fine with words and documents, it deteriorated with concepts and relationships, Singhal said."
Friday, September 27, 2013
Fifteen Years In, Google Revamps Its Search Algorithm - Liz Gannes - News - AllThingsD
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