NYTimes.com Article: In Searching the Web, Google Finds Riches
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Wed Apr 16 17:41:36 PDT 2003
James Rogers wrote:
> Search engines that can effectively obscure the source data used in
> the ranking algorithms, like Google, are substantially less
> vulnerable to the type of attack I used.
Actually, I think the reason google is hard to manipulate is that the
source data are
not under your control -- they are on other web sites pointing to (or
not to) your page.
In other words, obscurity of the algorithm is not its defence (which for
google is good).
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