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RE: handling many matches

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: handling many matches
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 12:18:12 -0700 (PDT)

> > Relatively little of that power/accuracy comes
> > from it learning from your habits (your previous
> > searches etc.).  It mostly comes from back links,
> > i.e., how many links a URL has from other URLs.
> AFAIK, this is outdated.  It's how search engines
> worked several years ago.  They are much smarter nowadays.

"Relatively" is the key word there.  And "mostly".

> > Of course, links among web pages in turn reflect
> > user use patterns (including searches).  But not
> > just your own use patterns.
> I have evidence that my personal details and previous searches do
> affect the results.

Did you read where I acknowledged that?  Clearly
the search engine's knowledge of you, your location,
your search history, your browser history, etc.
have a large influence on what hits you get and the
order you see them presented.

Regardless, your and my searches, in general, will
have a lot of hits in common, and so will the order.

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