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Re: Bandwidth-hungry services burden the internet

From: Akira Urushibata
Subject: Re: Bandwidth-hungry services burden the internet
Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 06:20:58 +0900 (added by address@hidden)

On May 2020 14:28:16 Kaz Kylheku wrote:

> >    Pages that Google had ranked top in search result lists last year
> >    are for some reason gone when the same search is conducted.
> > 
> > This seems like a different issue though.  Google is not you friend,
> > and you should not trust them.

> It is fairly well-known that Google ranks newer material above older
> material.  Historic areas of the web are basically in a black hole as
> far as the Google search is concerned.

If that were the case the page would be demoted in the list.  I've seen
one page disappear from the ranking list.

How far a page is demoted depends on how much newer material has become
available.  If there are many new web pages and Google thinks that they
are better, the once-celebrated page goes down far.  If there are few or
no new web pages which fit the given search phrase, the ranking should
stay stable.

Though it is true that Google prefers newer articles, saying that it
ignores everything more than a few years old is certainly an
exaggeration.  Try searching for information on an older version of
software such as "gcc 2.96", "Pbmplus" or "Debian Potato" with Google
and you should see articles that are more than a decade old.

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