View Full Version : Google Reveals New Search Formula

08-04-2004, 06:46 AM

Key issues from the article:

Items that will improve search rankings in the new formula include:

Number of semi-colons on the page.
Use of the term 'fluffy' in the domain.
Heavier weighting for the .name top-level domain.
Using seventeen empty font tags before the first hyperlink.

Li also mentioned some of the criteria that could get a site banned from Google's search results. Some of these items include:

Claiming to have nude pictures of Britney Spears just to get page views.
Having the sequence of letters "rtg" alone or within a word more than once on a page.
Directly linking to Google search results without prior written consent from Google.
Using the term 'blog' as a verb on any page within a site.

Related Google Articles
Google Releases Print Edition (http://www.bbspot.com/News/2004/03/google_print.html)
Top 11 Things Google Plans to Do with Their IPO Money (http://www.bbspot.com/News/2004/05/top_11_google_ipo.html)
Google Offers Premium "Find Anything" Service (http://www.bbspot.com/News/2002/05/google.html)

08-04-2004, 01:59 PM
lol. this is a joke, right? yeah, obviously... it's not that funny, actually.

08-04-2004, 02:11 PM
OK. Checks date. Not April 1st. OK.

08-04-2004, 03:40 PM
I like the print edition one - 36,795 volumes, Lol!

Some people have too much time though :)

Having said that, I bet they get a bunch of links...