Over at SEO by the Sea, Bill Slawski keeps us updated about, among other things, search patents. So, of course, he posts Larry Page’s now famous:
In that application, Larry Page demonstrates how he can yield better search results. He uses some example queries (i.e. university, weather, Jeffrey Ullman).
That was back in 1997. I thought it might be interesting to see some of the BackRub results from then, next to some Google results for the same queries today. Let’s have a look.
BackRub Search 1997: university
Google Search 2012 (unpersonalized): university
BackRub Search 1997: weather
Google Search 2012 (unpersonalized): weather