https://www.rosehulman.edu/~bryan/googleFinalVersionFixed.pdf

#1 cs702:
An oldie but a goodie. IMHO, this paper, along with Larry and Sergei's original work[0], should be part of every Linear Algebra course. Few things get students to pay attention like the mention of ungodly amounts of money!

#2 davesque:
The resources already linked from this thread are surely superior but, as a shameless plug, I wrote a blog article recently on this very topic as it was presented in my linear algebra course at CU Boulder: https://thought.place/articles/2017/7/22/pagerank/

#3 sch:
I am curious to know what major innovations in search engines happened since the page rank algorithm, or were there only incremental improvements?
Also is search considered a solved problem?

#4 dboreham:
Well...pretty much everything important turns out to be an eigenvector.

#5 amelius:
Sadly, this seems to be the last thing we've ever heard about the search algorithm of Google. It tells nothing about topics like modern natural languageprocessing (which defines a different, nonglobal, ordering of search results, based on the query). How much of the basic algorithm is still in effect?

#6 Fej:
This article is from 2006. It's interesting but I'd hazard a guess that it's hardly relevant to what Google is doing now.