Have you seen the new How Search Works infographic on Google?

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  1. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I saw this link today on SearchEngineLand about Google's new interactive infographic about how search works.  If you like reading this kind of stuff, it's interesting.  There are various icons you can click on for more info, and links which give more insight.  I think it's helpful for anyone who publishes online to get a glimpse of what happens once our pages are published.  Think about this the next time you're concerned your page didn't make it to page one... there are over 30 trillion pages and it's constantly growing.  There is little wonder that it doesn't always get it right, but that it does get it right many times within seconds is amazing.  I use voice search often on my mobile device and I'm amazed often at how efficiently it works.

    How Search Works

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Good link! I'm even tacking it in one of my hubs. smile

  3. Page1 SEO tactics profile image57
    Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the link to the info graphic it was really cool to watch.  Though as I have studied on the topic extensively, and already knew what the information contained, I'd have to say that it will barely get a newbies toes wet. However, when working on the Internet, you got to  start somewhere, and that is a pretty good start. Thanks again for sharing!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Some of it is certainly not new info, but it's easy to read and very well done.  You can also hover the mouse over icons and text appears. 

    @Page1- I've noticed there are many new hubbers in the forums and thought it might be helpful for a general overview of how it works. 
    Plus the link itself goes to the Google/Inside Search page including their blog.

    @PDS, glad you found it helpful.  If you keep playing around with it, you find more stuff.  There's a link to a watered down version of the human rater guidelines, which still includes 43 pages.

  5. Simone Smith profile image96
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    This makes for a great general overview, rebekahELLE! Definitely something that can clear things up for new Hubbers and make it easier for them to see how Google decides to send traffic to their work. I'm thinking of good places where we might link to this from our guides. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Simone, I think it would be helpful as a link from the learning center.  Perhaps a short page with a link in the Getting Started section would help introduce a hubber to the general mechanics of how search works.
      Yesterday was the first day Google officially released the human search raters guidelines.  Reading through the guidelines can be helpful.  Even though it's not as detailed as the earlier leaked version, it's useful for any online writer.  SEL also wrote about it yesterday.

      @Paul M, I saw it last night browsing my FB feed.  Even though I don't write full time online, I'm kind of a geek when it comes to tech stuff.  I find it fascinating. I like to check SEL daily.

  6. Paul Maplesden profile image67
    Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years ago

    I was just about to post this but you beat me to it! It's a brilliant infographic and well worth a few minutes of your time.

  7. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    I think quality needs to be put into greater context by Google and as a result of this, we can see a spectrum of Google's view on spam.  It's very helpful in understanding a small piece of the quality aspect.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, since quality is subjective, it's helpful to see the guidelines they assign to the human raters.
      I notice on certain sections, they removed the example URL's.  It is now pointed out that scores from human raters do not directly affect page rank or search results.

      @Shadow J,  I imagine the sheer volume of pages makes it difficult to be absolutely, 100% accurate with so many variables.

  8. Shadow Jackson profile image76
    Shadow Jacksonposted 5 years ago

    There is a lot to be said about the "artificial intelligence" in search engines not being so intelligent. But things are getting better.


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