In this video Matt Cutts explains how Google Search Works in simple terms that everybody can understand. The first step Google does is crawling the web and indexing web pages, this is done very quickly nowadays compared to the 30 days required in 2000. The second steps is to order the search results with the most relevant page first. This is not easy tasks and more than 200 signals are used to do that.
How Google Search Works Video
The video is from the GoogleWebmasterHelp Youtube channel.
Below is the question asked to Matt Cutts:
Hi Matt, could you please explain how Google’s ranking and website evaluation process works starting with the crawling and analysis of a site, crawling timelines, frequencies, priorities, indexing and filtering processes within the databases etc. RobertvH, Munich
(Published on Apr 23, 2012)