HTTP is an obscure protocol according to Google

This page: HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview appeared on page four of the search results on Google for the query "HTTP".

The first result? Microsoft. Second... AltaVista! Third, Yahoo. Oh, I hadn't noticed, the W3C was 4th. Apple appeared on page 3 just below and above

None of the titles or descriptions for the pages above the page about the HTTP protocol contain the word HTTP, and the only ones closely web related are W3C, PHP and Apache.

Contrast those results from the results of the same query on MSN Search.

The page HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Overview appeared as the second result. The first? Fitness Network UK of course, who else?!

Maybe the web just isn't relevant anymore. HTTP is dead, long live HTTP!

Written on May 27, 2005