Google search results for "elitist"  FEB 13 2004

Google search results for "elitist". 2nd result is for Etech

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jkottke26 13 2004 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 B16 13 200411:16AM

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

jkottke28 13 200412:28PM

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

Bob16 13 2004 1:16PM

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

Firas25 13 2004 1:25PM

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

Mike01 13 2004 2:01PM

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

barlow01 13 2004 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 Mindful16 13 2004 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.

soulonice00 13 2004 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.

Matt06 13 2004 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 Andersen01 19 2004 6:01PM

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

Buzz Andersen01 19 2004 6:01PM

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

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