November 10, 2009
A few months back, Google announced they were planning a rollout of a new search engine called Caffeine. Google engineers have been busy ensuring the new search infrastructure improves Google’s indexing speed and ability to scale as the web grows exponentially.
To help in this quest, they made a web developer preview of Caffeine available in August and asked for public feedback. What wasn’t made clear by Google was exactly when the rollout would take place. Google has ended speculation about that with their actions this week.
Google has closed the Caffeine Sandbox from public viewing, replacing it with a message thanking testers for their feedback and announcing that Caffeine is *ready for a larger audience*. Part of the message reads:
“Soon we will activate Caffeine more widely, beginning with one data center. This sandbox is no longer necessary and has been retired, but we appreciate the testing and positive input that webmasters and publishers have given.”
We’ll update you when/if we start to see caffeinated Google SERPs. Seen any yourself yet? Let us know via comments below.