June 12, 2002

Google Is Thinking, and Learning

Over in the far-right column on this webpage is a little heading, "Google Says, 'Look At...'" Beneath it is supposed to be a list of ten websites: ten sites that the Google search engine thinks are "similar" to this webpage. At the moment Google is thinking about this request: it doesn't have much experience with this webpage, after all. At the moment it can only find two pages similar to this one:

I hope Google has not finished thinking. I hope that the number of pages it finds "similar" will grow to ten over time. And I hope it will tell me about some web resources about which I am currently ignorant.

Posted by DeLong at June 12, 2002 09:29 PM


Is this a special service that Google offers? I don't see anything about it on the Google website. One certainly gets more than ten links when going to the advanced search, typing in this weblog's URL and then looking for similar sites.

Posted by: Ross N. on June 13, 2002 04:51 PM

Yes. Google allows you--if you register with them--to query their database from your webpage, and include their results on your webpage.

As you can see, so far it isn't working very well. But I still have hopes...

Posted by: Brad DeLong on June 13, 2002 07:49 PM
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