how google collects and ranks search results
Via Niall Kennedy
, a link to an article in Google's December '05 Newsletter for Librarians describing how Google collects and ranks search results
. This is information of interest to many more people than just librarians!
is very readable and informative, and goes through the process of crawling and indexing documents to ranking the results. The author, Matt Cutts
, is a Google Engineer who seems to spend all his days thinking about search/-es/-ing and who also has the ability to explain it all to the layperson.