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November 01, 2008

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pb

It looks to me like they're now indexing entire pages as posts. So in addition to the post text and links, individual results at GBS now include all sidebar info and links. Maybe they switched from indexing feeds to indexing HTML. The result is noisier search results, and it's become useless for tracking *new* mentions of keywords as any new post with the same old keyword in a sidebar shows up as new.

Matthew Hurst

I think you are right, pb. I've noticed the same things. This was the approach that technorati took (I'm not sure if they still do it). It certainly weakens the whole system.

Matthew Hurst

It looks likes something has just been fixed (for now) in the index. I now see the result set I saw before I noticed these changes and the reduction in results.

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