I found this at the BBC and I hesitate to even mention it as it is usually just old news by time it hits an actual media outlet but….I didn’t actually know this so you can laugh at me in the comment section. Google while they have been crushing everyone in the search department still has had a number of competitors try and knock them down a peg. Cuil and the Microsoft one are the first ones that jump to mind.
Google has quietly rolled out new algorithms. They promise to be faster more accurate and better realtime results. This should help blogs, tweets and the like. When you are posting on a subject that is relevant to a search you will be higher up on the list than older content.
One last final note I wanted to say nice logo to Google for the Perseid Meteor Shower.