1st person speach on how google works

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I know that may of you went to Google to find your topic. Although you may think that you know how Google runs...you probably don't. Today I will be explaining how Google works.

Google runs on a unique combination of advanced databases and rural computers. The speed of Google can be experienced by so many, because of its network of databases and computes. Along with this, thousands of low cost PC's-maybe- even yours- contributes to make this super fast search engine.

The heart of Google's software is PageRank®. PageRank is a system for ranking web pages based on the key word(s). This system was developed by Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin while at Stanford University. Yet that was a while ago. Because of technology increasing, dozens of engineers are working to improve every aspect of Google on a daily basis. Even with this technology increase PageRank continues to provide the basis for all of Google's web search tools.

PageRank relies on the actions of the web by using its large link structure as a tool of deciphering an individual page's value. Google looks at more than amount of votes a page receives, or how many links it has. Google also analyzes the page for important codes and how many times a page receives a "hit" in a certain time frame.

High-quality sites receive a higher PageRank. Google remembers each page rank each time it conducts a search. Of course, these pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your search. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the...