Apr 13 2015
With new and upcoming technologies becoming the norm of the day, technical advances in the world have become a very real and concrete thing. To be able to find the right balance between privacy and space, security and ability, secrecy and accuracy, most websites today have created different kind of panes and windows to optimize the needs of their users without having to compromise their safety. In that regard, the Google Pigeon is one of the newest and most interesting forms of search evaluations there is in the world today.
If you aren’t aware of how a search server works, then suffice it to say that the systematic process isn’t simple or easy. The process involves picking out the most important keywords from your search and then scanning the database with entries of the whole set of keywords, both individually and in sets and phrases. Once the system has picked out the most relevant entries, it ranks them in its order of absolute preference and creates a list with the most comprehensive possibilities from within the database.
The two problems with this system are as follows. With a larger database, there are a larger number of documents to scan and search which increases the time it takes for the system to come up with any kind of decent list. Two, there is the more fundamental problem of linking lists and words, and the off chance that the database itself isn’t able to come to terms with enough documents to return with a relevant result. On both those counts, optimization of systems becomes immensely important, because while accuracy is important, in this age, no one wants a system that takes forever to come up with a result, even when the result is pretty accurate.
Here is where the Pigeon Update sets in. The new algorithm is ground breaking in terms of the kind of work it does and the kind of updates it brings. The system is now being used for Google Maps and Google, the Search Engine, which makes it all pervasive and real. The system is truly exceptional, and here is why. The system indexes over hundreds of signals to relate to the relevance of the system, using a ranked database to eventually select one from the whole. It also incorporates the local standards from the system, which in turn can be re-run to get the most relevant effectual standard.
The system also takes care of the YELP ratings issue, where Google no longer pushes its own site reviews forward. It also includes several other directories of the internet, all of which now gets a boost on the whole and gives the database up to many key pointers spontaneously. Also, now maps has also improved the distance and area ranking parameters which means that you can find your locations a lot more easily and no longer have to wait on search results, because these are likely to be a lot more accurate than the older search results you were expecting.
Of course, though the update also deals with spam and locality of the searches exponentially better, the system has only been released in the States for now as a trail run and was extended to UK, Canada and Australia eventually. The full time release of this system will eventually be dealt with, leading to a system overhaul soon, however there is no particular date so set.