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New Search Index Caffeine By Google Goes Live

Google finally announces the release of its Caffeine indexing technology, which it has been testing for almost one year. Google in a blog post said: "Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered. Whether it's a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was ever before possible".

In August 2009, Google started testing Caffeine, and search guru Matt Cutts had said in November to expect the new system to go live "after the holidays,". At the time, Google had said the new index would be the most significant change it has ever made to the basic technology that crawls the Internet and ranks Web pages since the year 2006.

Speed and comprehensiveness were the main aim of the new project. According to Google; a new system was required to keep up with an explosion in Web content over the last couple of years with the incoming of videos, blogs and social-media technologies coming online. Google will start to update its index more frequently with Caffeine than it did earlier with the old system. It will also take off smaller portions of the Web at a time rather than just re-indexing the entire Web to refresh the index.

The software engineer Carrie Grimes in the post said;"We've built Caffeine with the future in mind. Not only is it fresher, it is a robust foundation that makes it possible for us to build an even faster and comprehensive search engine that scales with the growth of information online, and delivers even more relevant search results to you.”

Now that Google has finally released the most awaited update to its search indexing technology, providing a jolt of Caffeine to the search industry, we can only wait and see how successful the service becomes.

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