Google’s New Web Indexing Architecture Caffeine Provides 50% Fresher Search Results

Written By Sam on 9 June 2010

Back in Aug 2009 Google was talking about Caffeine Sandbox – Google’s New Architecture For Better Results and now it is live. Google mentioned in a blog post that they have completed the new web indexing system called Caffeine which provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than their last index. Caffeine is the largest collection of web content which helps search users to find relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before.

As the web is growing everyday and with sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, Google should definitely go for a better approach to provide the best results for all its users. In the old index architecture that Google was using until now there are several layers, some of which were refreshed at a faster rate than others; the main layer would update every couple of weeks. To refresh a layer of the old index, they would be analyzing the entire web, which meant there was a significant delay between when a page is found and when it is made available to the users.

But now with Caffeine, Google can analyze the web in small portions and update the search index on a continuous basis, globally. As new pages are found the new architecture can add these straight to the index which means you can find fresher information than ever before—no matter when or where it was published.

All these changes in the Google Search Architecture will definitely be going to impact many sites. With more real time search results getting top priority, it would be pretty difficult for static sites to come top in the search listings. Do share with us on TechHail if you find any significant changes in the search results of your site or your plans to implement new SEO techniques to getter a better visibility of your site with Caffeine.

One Response to “Google’s New Web Indexing Architecture Caffeine Provides 50% Fresher Search Results”

  1. Example says:

    Congratulations Google! It is very fast and much more intelligent than it used to be. Sure, there is a long way to go. They need to find way to clean up their index. They need to do something with the data provided by “The Internet Archive”. I could not find a single book there which was properly scanned. They need to fix snippets in “books” (90% of them do not display the information they are supposed to display) and so on.
    Congratulations anyway. It is very exciting to watch.

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