Saturday, June 02, 2012

1997 Google @ Excite

The Stanford product was too good. If Excite were to host a search engine that instantly gave people information they sought, he explained, the users would leave the site instantly. Since his ad revenue came from people staying on the site—"stickiness" was the most desired metric in websites at the time—using BackRub's technology would be counterproductive.


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