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announced the acquisition of Blogger mid-February of 2003.
joining Google, we’ve been hard at work developing new products and building a
better Blogger. This includes the release of the new codebase.
at Google means Google gets a better understanding of how weblogs work.
Improving the crawl, search and whatever the future may hold.
is committed to unbiased objective search results.
results come from mulitple indices
- Main crawl
happens roughly monthly, comprehensive
- Fresh crawl
happens roughly daily
- News crawl
happens many times a day
(NOTE – this
is pre-BART. We don’t talk about BART yet, Aug. 2003)
-Weblog content is
included in Google’s Main and Fresh indices.
- Topics are updated continuously
throughout the day, so you will see new stories each time you check the page.
- Google has developed an automated grouping process for Google News that pulls
together related headlines and photos from thousands of sources worldwide --
enabling you to see how different news organizations are reporting the same
- You pick the item that interests you, then go directly to the site which published
the account you wish to read.