Google might be great for somethings, but when it comes to finding the long tail of Internet Web sites, Google comes up short, at least that’s the hope Wall Street-startup, Hakia, Inc. The company has released a beta of its semantec search engine that Stephen Baker reports can deliver impressive results.
I agree. In my own research, Google has this rather annoying habit of returning pages that are years out of date. I guess that’s not so surprising given that Page Rank ranks pages based on the number and rank of referring links. Higher ranked pages have more importance than lower ranked paged. The more high ranking pages pointing to a page, the higher the pages rank. All of which tends to favor older pages.