There is no doubt that Google will remain the king of search, the big “G” holds nearly 60 percent of the Internet search market, compared to 33 percent binghoo!(Microsoft-Yahoo) market share, but the king responded to the recent Marriage of Microsoft & Yahoo by unveiling “Caffeine”, Google’s next generation search engine technology.You can try out the new version at www2.sandbox.google.com
If you look at Caffeine, the code name of new search engine, looks the same as the current engine, no new logo or background wallpapers, but ranks results differently. The goal of this next-generation architecture is to increase the index size, speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other multi-dimensional factors.
Google Inc. claims that “Caffeine” will be faster and more relevant than ever before, Google engineers are said to have invited web developers to test the new search engine, and give their feedback.
“For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search,” software engineer Sitaram Iyer and principal engineer Matt Cutts wrote in the company’s official blog.
“It’s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions. The new infrastructure sits ‘under the hood’ of Google’s search engine, which means that most users won’t notice a difference in search results. But web developers and power searchers might notice a few differences, so we’re opening up a web developer preview to collect feedback.”
So what is the main Focus of Caffeine ?
- Crawling more pages.
- Indexing pages faster as well as computing page reputation more accurately.
- Rank and return the most relevant pages as quickly as possible
Google also stressed that, for now, it is only seeking feedback regarding how Caffeine performs compared to its current search engine and is not fishing for comparisons to offerings from rival Internet firms.
There is no word when Caffeine will be effective on main search engine page, but we can expect this addition in few months .
According to my experience , index is way more appropriate and provides more results from social networking sites.