So I've been wondering why Google doesn't setup a URL that weblog software can "ping" each time a new entry is posted. I already ping weblogs.com and moveabletype.org each time a new entry is posted. Why not rig up Google to do nearly real-time weblog indexing?
Now, I already know from my own stats that Google crawls my blog daily. Certainly we can improve on that.
Why does this matter? Simple. Virtually all of the traffic coming to my weblog that is not the result of someone else pointing at my weblog is from a Google search. I'd guess that Google generates 80-90% of my non-directly-linked hits. (Yahoo is a distant second place.)
Hmm. This gives me an idea for work that's sorta related to another idea I had after a co-worker showed me something that is best described as the opposite of Google Sets. Well, sort of. Lots of fun stuff to hack on there.
Posted by jzawodn at December 21, 2002 02:11 PM