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The technology behind Google’s great resultsÂ
As a Google user, you’re familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly
as it does? The heart of Google’s search technology is PigeonRankâ„¢, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders
Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford
Building upon the breakthrough work of B. F.
Skinner, Page and Brin reasoned that low cost pigeon clusters (PCs) could be used to compute the relative value of web pages faster than human editors or machine-based
algorithms. And while Google has dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect of our service on a daily basis, PigeonRank continues to provide the basis for all
of our web search tools.
Why Google’s patented PigeonRankâ„¢ works so well
PigeonRank’s success relies primarily on the superior trainability of the domestic
pigeon (Columba livia) and its unique capacity to recognize objects regardless of spatial
orientation. The common gray pigeon can easily distinguish among items displaying only the minutest differences, an ability that enables it to select relevant web
sites from among thousands of similar pages.
By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search
queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.
a search query is submitted to Google, it is routed to a data coop where monitors flash result pages at blazing speeds. When a relevant result is observed by one
of the pigeons in the cluster, it strikes a rubber-coated steel bar with its beak, which assigns the page a PigeonRank value of one. For each peck, the PigeonRank
increases. Those pages receiving the most pecks, are returned at the top of the user’s results page with the other results displayed in pecking order.
Google’s pigeon-driven methods make tampering with our results extremely difficult.
While some unscrupulous websites have tried to boost their ranking by including images on their pages of bread crumbs, bird seed and parrots posing seductively
in resplendent plumage, Google’s PigeonRank technology cannot be deceived by these techniques. A Google search is an easy, honest and objective way to find high-quality
websites with information relevant to your search.