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July 29, 2007

Google Magic — As in, 'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from...'


Look at the results above, from a search for "Randy Mays Washington Post" performed by yours truly at precisely 12:28 p.m. today in an attempt to find a link to attach to Randy Mays, Photoshop expert extraordinaire, who created the picture puzzle in today's 12:01 p.m. post.

I almost fell off my treadmill when I scrolled down and found that very post on the first page of Google's search results, number 5 overall of 257,000.

How did they do that so quickly?

I mean, the blog post only went up at 12:01 p.m. — how could their spiders find and index it that rapidly?

For further investigation please refer to Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd Law, cited in the headline up top.

July 29, 2007 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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Your site is so active that google grabs your page every day.

If you log into http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/>Google's webmaster tools, you can see, and set, how frequently they hit your page as well as a bunch of other cool stuff.

Posted by: Maximillian | Jul 29, 2007 9:11:28 PM

You're bugged!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 29, 2007 7:07:17 PM

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