Hints of How Google May Rank Social Networks?

A trio of recently published patent applications from Google, originally filed in 2007, provide a hint at a possible social network from Google, but possibly more importantly give us some insights into how Google might rank objects in social networks such as: Communities, Forums, Members, Postings, Photographs, Blogs, Albums, Media files, Articles, and; Documents. Ranking … Read more Hints of How Google May Rank Social Networks?

Why a Search Engine Might Cluster Concepts to Improve Search Results

Cluster concepts

A Search Engine May Cluster Concepts to Better Understand What Pages are About Conventional search engines focus upon the words that they find on a web page rather than the meanings of those words. So, when you search for something like [cooking classes Palo Alto], a search engine might look for all of the pages … Read more Why a Search Engine Might Cluster Concepts to Improve Search Results

Google’s Show More Results (Plusbox) Patent

Back on August 20th of 2010, Google Software Engineer Samarth Keshava published a post titled Showing more results from a domain, telling us: Today we’ve launched a change to our ranking algorithm that will make it much easier for users to find a large number of results from a single site. For queries that indicate … Read more Google’s Show More Results (Plusbox) Patent

Irony, Thy Name is Microsoft

Microsoft was granted a new patent today, Search ranger system and double-funnel model for search spam analyses and browser protection (US Patent 7,873,635), which provides a detailed look at how Bing might attempt to identify search spammers who redirect traffic from search results pages to pages filled with advertising or other content intended to earn … Read more Irony, Thy Name is Microsoft