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Google search results for “elitist”

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 13, 2004

Google search results for “elitist”. 2nd result is for Etech

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jkottkeFeb 13, 2004 at 9:26AM

I love this search result because it sums up the current state of the blogosphere really well, combining the elitism thread that revolves around conferences, popular bloggers, and who does & doesn’t get press with the (unfair, IMO) common belief that weblogs are ruining Google’s search results. Fantastic.

Xavier BFeb 13, 2004 at 11:16AM

Second result for me is elitist.blogspot.com… No ETech on the first page… Am I doing something wrong ?

jkottkeFeb 13, 2004 at 12:28PM

I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong. Google might be serving different result sets to different people based on…what?

BobFeb 13, 2004 at 1:16PM

At least you can buy a ticket to Etech…try that with TED

FirasFeb 13, 2004 at 1:25PM

Don’t see Etech anywhere in the first few pages.

MikeFeb 13, 2004 at 2:01PM

Just wait until Google gets ahold of this thread, then it’ll throw everything off :)

barlowFeb 13, 2004 at 2:01PM

Based on what the people who read this blog clicked on out of the result set. The honing of relevance, I guess.

Bee MindfulFeb 13, 2004 at 3:16PM

Nice catch. Great fodder for reviewing google algorithms as well. Just because 10 people that have high page rank are talking about something doesn’t make it more likely that the user will find that helpful. I think google still is over valueing the daily entry site and the incredible amount of words per page they generate. I think such a result should be top ten due to it’s heat-factor, but if they really are using ‘invisible tabs’ should be more like 8 or 9.

souloniceFeb 13, 2004 at 5:00PM

Re: Different results. Google does have multiple datacenters serving up results. By the nature of what they do, all the datacenters won’t be exactly the same, especially as they are updated regularly and new data is propagated. That could be one of many reasons.

MattFeb 13, 2004 at 7:06PM

I believe this is a result of what’s known as the Google Dance (more info)

If I search using this url: http://www2.google.com/search?q=elitist

… Etech appears as the second result

Buzz AndersenFeb 19, 2004 at 6:01PM

I’m seeing elitist as the second result as well. Very a propos, if you ask me.

Buzz AndersenFeb 19, 2004 at 6:01PM

Sorry—I meant I’m seeing the e-tech post as the second result.

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