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Will PulseRank be the PageRank of real time search?

Written by David Harry   
Monday, 29 June 2009 19:00

This is a real-time test!

(..please see the update post on Real Time Search Engines)

A few mates and I were discussing the merits of so called 'real time' search engines this morning. You see the fine folks at Media Post had asked me about PulseRank recently and that lead to addressing some of the issues amongst us.

To that end we're working on a post that considers some of the inherent problems in the space and why search marketers may not want to be actively targeting such locales at this point... (tho they do make good buzz monitoring tools) stay tuned.

Oh, and why would I bother writing this post to tell you about it? Because we're testing some 'real time' search engines against the traditional ones you see, so we've launched some content into the wild :0)

Be sure to come back later in the week to find out how it all works out (exciting ain't it?)

Have a great weekend!

(..please see the update post on Real Time Search Engines)


0 # asher 2009-06-30 12:50
great point and great testing. i never use pulse rank. what is that? i'll stay tuned here for get update. thanks
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0 # Dave 2009-06-30 12:58
Hi there... well, it's a catchy little algorithm that the folks at One Riot (a real time search engine) have coined, though it might be a bit of a ride on PageRank's coat tails IMO.

So far the freshness element seems to work well with most of the real time engines, but sadly I still fear the ranking mechanisms are lacking as is the web spam control....

I should be posting something over the next few days...
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0 # SeoKungFu 2009-06-30 13:24
That's real word man!
We all remember how the web itself moved from totally static pages to more and more dynamic content - nowadays with the Ajax and all flavors of content management systems providing more and more flexibility in providing fresh real time stuff.
Now is the time for search engines to make the dynamic move !
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0 # Dave 2009-06-30 13:50
Well, to be honest I have my doubts. If the major engines are having problems with web spam, real time would just make that more problematic. Then there is the issues relating to ranking of documents in real time....

At the end of the day, most of these types of search engines are little more than glorified buzz monitoring tools... not really a 'search engine' per se....
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0 # Monika Lorincz 2009-07-01 18:13
Interesting test
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