This is actually pretty huge news in the world of search. We brought in a bunch of cameras and recorded discussion from our weekly quality meeting where we decide which algorithms to launch. Below you can watch eight minutes of discussion about a specific algorithmic change. I'm really excited that we're offering this inside view into some of the most sensitive stuff we work on.
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- Enjoyed the video however it did look like a giant international boys club with a few ladies peeking their heads in from behind. Are there any women that participate in the discussion?Mar 13, 2012
- This is great to see first handHow frequently do you think we'll get a look into the inner workings like this? Im sure a video production company would be shooting a few videos a day to keep up with all the innovation! Thanks againMar 14, 2012
- The most interesting part of this entire thing is how well you guys conduct yourselves. I love that it's a group of intelligent, glasses-toting (albeit male only) engineers, working TOGETHER. Looks like a surgical level of productivity - really amazing to watch. Thanks for posting this!Mar 14, 2012
- very dynamic-obviously focused with valid input and challenges - thanks for sharing.Mar 15, 2012
- Cool to see the thought process, the depth of thought and the 'customer' in y'alls discussion!
Matt, at the SXSW, during your conversation with Danny and Duane - "Dear Google & Bing: Help Me Rank Better!" >audio> ( http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11742 ) - you mentioned changes were coming... regarding 'over-optimization' and the inclusion of rank-measures for social promenience (Duane eloborated on his side). I hope Google will communicate these changes thoroughly, early and often, so we can prepare clients and give them adequate time to make any decisions these changes may require of them.
I see opportunity; however, also the potential for unsatisfied end-user customers.
My fear is how disruptive Google's move from a search model built around Larry's patent on the "Method of Node Ranking in a Linked Database" ( http://www.slideshare.net/nicknicholls/google-6285999-methodfornoderankinginalin ); to a model that includes measures/ranks; social-presence, social-resource, social-authority, social-citations or social-volume?
Seems a very large and potentially disruptive change; for example, how does one measure-&-rank a page-or-site with little written content and even less meta data, like Pinterest? And you mentioned "coming weeks"; would that be for an announcement or the move to the "changes"? Thanks Matt!Mar 21, 2012
- Watched video but then at the end that red light....wiped my memory....trick I tell you, trick.Mar 30, 2012