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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Google Caffeinates Its Search Engine

Over the past few months, Google has been working on optimizing its search engine architecture for better, faster results. The secret project is named Caffeine -- a wink at its speed increase -- and is designed to "push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness, and other dimensions."

But don't expect a mind-blowing spectacle of change: Caffeine's tweaks are all under the hood."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," Google wrote in a blog post.

The test of Caffeine's success rests on whether or not people will care and understand, and if the changes prove more substantial than a few additional pages of faster results.

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