Google Experimental Spam Score? Google Confirms Borg


Google has experimental spam scores? Or something like that anyhow, according to this DP thread:

Here is the code a whacked Google Cache revealed

pacemaker-alarm-delay-in-ms-overall-sum 2341989
pacemaker-alarm-delay-in-ms-total-count 7776761
cpu-utilization 1.28
cpu-speed 2800000000
timedout-queries_total 14227
num-docinfo_total 10680907
avg-latency-ms_total 3545152552
num-docinfo_total 10680907
num-docinfo-disk_total 2200918
queries_total 1229799558
e_supplemental=150000 --pagerank_cutoff_decrease_per_round=100 --pagerank_cutoff_increase_per_round=500 --parents=12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 --pass_country_to_leaves --phil_max_doc_activation=0.5 --port_base=32311 --production --rewrite_noncompositional_compounds --rpc_resolve_unreachable_servers --scale_prvec4_to_prvec --sections_to_retrieve=body+url+compactanchors --servlets=ascorer --supplemental_tier_section=body+url+compactanchors --threaded_logging --nouse_compressed_urls --use_domain_match --nouse_experimental_indyrank --use_experimental_spamscore --use_gwd --use_query_classifier --use_spamscore --using_borg

Via Peter D



avg-latency - That is going to stir problem for a bunch of webhosting firms.

BTW... ;)

feel free to chime in on this Matt or Adam :)


At Least the Borg... common man we have to know what the Borg is :)


Isnt that something to do with car racing?

Wasn't there a rumor that

Wasn't there a rumor that Matt was a big Nascar fan?

re: latency

All the first values all look like they're dumping the internal server "health" stats rather than it being a page request latency, rather an internal server latency.

The final values preceded by - look like compile time options for the current build.

Ignore or water down?

So which way do you think they're going to spin? Are they just going to ignore it or let Matt water it down as nothing. :)

One thing I find interesting

One thing I find interesting in this, is that (by my count, with only half a cup of coffee in me this morning, so forgive if miscounted) there are 33 individual elements listed. Of those 33, only about half of them look like the kind of things we SEOs would normally consider to be important to ranking. Of course, I'm taking some wild guesses here, but if true, then perhaps those 200 or so ranking parameters that get talked about, really dwindle down to very few. Perhaps most of them are just for things like server health stats (as Lanson calls them). In other words, maybe it isn't quite as complicated as we tend to think whenever we think about how many factors are involved.

The Borg is b0rked...

Obviously another "bad data push".


Looks like they use 2.8GHz processors.

I wonder what "indyrank" is?

I wonder what the "query_classifier" does?

And what is "gwd"?


I'm not one ot the SciFi fans, so I didn't know the term until i read this:

Sounds like a computer network to me :p

another borg

Of course the server

Of course the server operator could be "Using Bottle Of Red Grapes"

That could explain why it's all a bit unreliable...

What does this message REALLY mean

You can find more exact explanation of this message at pio's SEO blog.

Really, it doesn't look like spam score of website. In fact it consist of debug output, and compile or run switches. [...] Probably Google programmer enabled this report on one of producion servers to debug some error, meanwhile exposing it to author of digitalpoint thread.

Stuntdubl's long explanation

Todd has a long point by point guess at what it all may mean.

stuntdubl's view of what it means

I was quite wrong.

The above mentioned speculation is quite good...probably the best I've seen are by Detlev:
and Teh Xiggeh:

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