Re: Google hits

Subject: Re: Google hits
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:24:23 -0800

Matt Horn wrote:

Ken wondered:

Remember how your Google search always seems to result in
something like a gazillion hits?

Obviously, the first bunch of hits are those which match
exactly the keywords in the search box (at least I think they do).

Not true. Keyword matches are pretty far down on the list of why a site
has a higher "ranking" on google (and therefor shows up on the first few
pages). It's more about the "PageRank", Google's own scheme for
determining a page's importance. Google that for more info.

But just for ships and giggles, how can one check out hit No.
Or anything else past the first bunch of pages?

look at the results bar at the bottom, under Gooooooooogle >
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 Next
you can click the '10',
then the next group will show
Goooooooooooooooooooooooogle >
Previous < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next
and you click the largest number again, and you will find that they really
only show maybe 500 results, and tell you that the others were omitted
because they were very similar to the ones you already saw.
fwiw, ymmv


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