How Google Search Works

Posted by jonathan at 11:37am EST on 03/22/2010

Have you ever wondered how Google search actually works? Matt Cutts, one of the lead search quality engineers (aka, he squashes a lot of the spam out there), gives you a top level overview of how Google search actually works. For those that don’t know much about search, this is a great overview.

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7 Responses to “How Google Search Works”

  1. Vernon Chalmers

    Mar 25th, 2010

    Thanks for this.

    Does not really get clearer and ‘easier’ than this I suppose. The key messages from this video could take quite a while to really manifest But the results will be worth your SEO efforts.


    Vernon Chalmers

  2. flex developer

    Apr 13th, 2010

    Thanks for the video.

    It simply says, we are doing lot of things but you should continue guessing :). SEOs generally get “Donts” only from google

  3. jomehri

    Apr 17th, 2010

    i have to confess i don’t completely agree with Matt , i mean the part which he said when you search , google will search through his database live …. huh …. actually google won’t search whole database every time a user is searching , maybe once a day or less often !! it should be cached for at least some hours , preventing BW thieves or competitors from making google’s servers too busy

  4. Anthony Thompson

    Apr 21st, 2010

    Hey, Great post!

    In this day and age taking advantage of SEO and social network websites as effective marketing tools for your business is essential! Most businesses don’t fully understand the capabilities of these tools to improve traffic and exposure! I was searching for a company to ship one of my boats overseas and ran into Yacht Exports; I was amazed at how they implemented these tools so well into their company website.

  5. Shakti Singh

    Jul 24th, 2011

    Google will never reveal their secrets. :)

  6. sudha

    Oct 25th, 2011

    Hello, thank you for this article. I’m interested and realy curious to know how does Google lead the query log creation process, and how all this works, with all privacy aspects that this can include. It can be an interesting point to add to this article.

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