Google has just unveiled a “secret project” of the next generation of Google Search. I don’t think it is a minor upgrade but a fully new search infrastructure of Google search.
This new architecture appears to include crawling, indexing, and ranking changes. This time Google is replacing these changes in existing infrastructure. This project is still under construct and it has a developer preview. Here you can get a preview of how the search results will change over the next few weeks and months. Right now this preview isn’t up for mobile version or an international version. Visitors have to search on Google.com to see the result.
Based on the blog post, Google’s goal for the new version of Google Search is to improve its indexing speed, accuracy, size, and comprehensiveness. Here’s what they wrote:
For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search. It’s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions. The new infrastructure sits “under the hood” of Google’s search engine, which means that most users won’t notice a difference in search results. But web developers and power searchers might notice a few differences, so we’re opening up a web developer preview to collect feedback.
Undoubtedly, Google Caffeine is not only faster, but it seems more capable of producing real-time results.