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OPLIN 4cast Podcast #20: What Makes Google Work?

Posted in 4pod, Google, and Writer's toolbox

Mention Google to a librarian and you’re likely to get a strong reaction, ranging from worry to grudging respect. Surveys tell us that the overwhelming majority of people turn to Google when searching for information on the web, and generally ignore library websites. That’s worrisome for libraries. But Google is undeniably good at finding information on the web, and that’s why people keep returning to it.

So what makes Google so good? The complete answer to that is a trade secret of course, but there’s still a lot of things we do know about Google. In today’s OPLIN 4cast Podcast, we’ll take a closer look at the inner workings of Google.