[LINK] google catch up [was: ICT Predictions 2009 - little OT (gov't reports example)

Lea de Groot lealink at viking.org.au
Tue Jan 27 12:38:47 AEDT 2009

On 27/01/2009, at 10:19 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:

> This comment reminded me of some strange
> interactions between Google and Parliament
> publications. I have a google advisory set to
> email me when Australian Parliament  items that
> include privacy in them are added to the google
> index. Most that I get are several years old. Why
> would that be? Are they delaying discovery? Or is google just behind?

I *think* that Google is just behind.
(I have a similar search running on Google Alerts, to give me updates  
on a government project I worked on many years ago, as I'd like to  
know how my colleagues are progressing - no joy, I've never found out  
anything new)
I assume that the websites the information is coming from are poorly  
constructed for the engine's crawl, so information is not found in a  
timely manner, and duplicate pages are finally found and the bot  
thinks they are new.


Lea de Groot
Elysian Systems
Brisbane, .au

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