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Brave Search Uses Click Data In Search Ranking Algorithm

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Brave made some big news the other week when it announced it is replacing Google Search as the default in its Brave browser with its own search engine. The thing is, Brave documented how it does ranking and it actually said it uses click data for ranking purposes.

Brave documented some of what it uses in its ranking algorithm, at a higher level. These include:

  • How closely search results match the search keywords (matching to exact words, parts of words, or synonyms)
  • How recent searches are for those keywords
  • How often a search result is clicked for a given keyword
  • How popular search keywords are
  • What pages are popular or novel
  • Which sites only allow crawling by the Google search bot

Direct Hit, a search engine pre-2000, used click data for ranking purposes. It didn’t really last.

You can try out Brave Search over at search.brave.com.

I wonder how helpful click data is for a search engine like Brave?

Google has said for years and years it does not use click data because it finds it a poor metric for search.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 30, 2022

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google is testing “more like this” star feature, the things to know box on the right side and the product panels with shaded backgrounds. Google said sometimes a brand becomes so popular it will rank above the general meaning of the word in Google Search. Page speed issues won’t lead to your site being removed from Google. I also posted my weekly SEO video recap – with a cold and cough.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

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