My head hurts.
A few weeks back, Marissa Mayer talked about how she believes a more intuitive (personalized) search is the future, and calls this future search engine, ‘omnivorous.’ I do not know how or why Google chose the word omnivorous, but the first thing that popped in my head was a T-rex – yes, the very extinct dinosaur – crawling around the Internet, devouring everything it (Google) loves. And no, I am not still drunk from New Year’s.
It’s just that my Internet education started out backwards, and industry specific terms combined with my imagination ends with border line craziness like a T-rex devouring our websites. Hey, I would be lying if I said I am not confused. I am still trying to figure out this SEO…thing. It’s been quite a challenge – to say the least – learning how the Internet actually…works.
Anyway, the reason I wrote my background in this realm, is to let it be known I am still learning. I will continue to learn about search marketing practices, so if anything I say offends or is outright wrong, please refrain from bashing (too much) but instead, share your thoughts. Teach me. I still have a lot to learn, and I am ok with that.
That said, the past few weeks real-time search indexing has been on my mind. I just cannot understand how Google plans to give love to <140 bits scattered around the web whilst omitting the spam. I read SEOmoz’s: “8 Predictions of 2010“, Michael Gray’s: “Is Google Playing Monkey Games with Real Time Search” and Outspoken Media’s “Is Google Moving In The Wrong Direction?” but I’m still confused as to what this omnivorous search engine really is. How and what we should know about this new real-time indexing algo. And most of all, my concern of proliferation of garbage on the Internet.
Anyone care to take a shot in explaining what this omnivorous Google actually is? How and what I should know? Where do you think Google will go with this omnivorous algo? Does the real-time box in the Google search results have a separate algorithm of its own? Will this affect mobile sites, too? So many questions.
Any thoughts and insight will be greatly appreciated.
ps: Separately, I’m still deciphering who to trust and determining my SEO authorities.Perhaps my ignorance is my advantage, for I know nothing of the search marketing world; from the politics, popularity contests, to anything else in between. My mission has been to quietly learn SEO, so I’ve been furiously scouring the Internet to suck in as much knowledge as I can.
As of this moment, here are my top five: Search Engine Land, SEOmoz, GreyWolf, Matt Cutts, and Outspoken Media. The latter site is solely for personal reasons. The writer, Lisa Barone, has this amazing writing style I instantly became a fan of.