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A great article about Microsoft Browserank, a pagerank alternative from Microsoft.

Although I am not in alignment that Google doesn’t use any user behavior data as the article implies.
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from chartwell 2282 Days ago #
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If user behavior is such a great indicator of importance, why do Microsoft’s search results suck so bad?

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from wolf 2281 Days ago #
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The FAROO P2P Search Engine has been doing this for some time already. FAROO’s "If users spend a long time on a page, visit it often, put it to bookmarks or print it out, this page goes up in ranking."sounds very familiar to Microsoft’s"The more visits of the page made by the users and the longer time periods spent by the users on the page, the more likely the page is important." doesn’t it?A very significant difference is though, that FAROO maintains the privacy of the user because it calculates the PeerRank in a decentralized manner, while Microsoft would collect all click streams of all users in a central server.It’s great to see that Microsoft research paper confirms that attention based ranking is able to outperform PageRank both for relevancy and for spam suppression.

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from tinotriste 2279 Days ago #
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Just another haven for spammers!

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from azakers 2279 Days ago #
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"...seemed to be deliberately critical of PageRank." & "..."Microsoft is better than Google" undertones. Did anyone else catch that?"Absolutely - unbelievably transparent too. I’m seeing  more and more of that from Microsoft - like Steven Ball today saying that Yahoo wasn’t a factor anymore - it’s a two horse race (meaning Microsoft & Google).. to me the ignorant arrogance is actually kinda funny."...it requires users to opt-in to browser tracking features, which I can’t imagine being available on anything other than I.E."Yet another example of Microsofts sense of self importance out ranking their sense of self preservation"..I just can’t accept the idea of web page importance being influenced by 100 million teenagers with too much time on their hands."MySpace, the single most important piece of cyberspace real estate..? C’mon Microsoft, get your head in the game.

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from paisley 2278 Days ago #
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67% of searches performed. Yahoo! Search (20%), MSN Search (5.25%) and Ask.com (4%)(hitwise)with 5.25% who cares?

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