Everyone knows Google has a very complicated algorithm to assess the quality and relevance of a website for a particular search. Few people realise that Google also has a team of quality raters who are trained to manually review web pages. In the last month or so, a recent copy of Google’s General Guidelines for rating URLs was inadvertently posted on the internet. Google’s lawyers have made pretty certain that this confidential document has been removed, but I had a […]
Here’s a video about the financial crisis. Even though it is comic, it seems to be as good an analysis as any! Here’s another link to the YouTube video as the above link is erratic.
The Panda algorithm is one way Google currently checks websites for quality. April 2012 update: Panda updates were most recently run on 23 March 2012 (3.4) and 19 April 2012 (3.5). The Panda Algorithm is a relatively new feature of the way in which Google generates relevant search enquiries, which I first discussed back in February. Unlike much of Google’s algorithm, it is not calculated in real time or at the time of a search. The process is run across […]
I hope someone can help with explaining exactly what quantitative easing is all about; and honestly say what the Bank of England really wants to achieve. As I understand it, the formal line is the Bank of England (aka a Government Quango) is going to set about buying up gilts and other government assets from banks, in the hope that this can encourage further lending, so encouraging further consumer spending and helping avert a recession. The claim is that this is […]
I was reading about the Gutenberg Bible the other day. I was lucky enough to see this when I was very young as Eton possesses a copy, just one of only twenty-one in the world. The Gutenberg Bible was first printed book in the Western World and as such has a special place in history as it transformed the way information is shared, in the way that Google and the internet are transforming information in the world today. No one […]