Will Google +1 Web Page Buttons also be Share Buttons?

An announcement on the Official Google Blog yesterday, +1’s: the right recommendations right when you want them—in your search results, described a new social element that you can add to Google Search results. You can share recommendations about sites that you see when you search in Google by clicking upon a little box with a … Read more Will Google +1 Web Page Buttons also be Share Buttons?

Google Acquires Virtual Post-it Notes Patents

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Imagine being able to subscribe to a service where public service agencies, advertisers, and friends may be able to leave you mobile messages when you drive through or arrive at a specific location. Google acquired a series of related patents earlier this month that cover this kind of location-based service, originally filed by a Fairfax … Read more Google Acquires Virtual Post-it Notes Patents

Googles Page Segmentation Patent Granted

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How Page Segmentation May Be Understood by Google The HTML5 standard being developed for the Web introduces a new set of HTML elements. These include elements such as section, header, footer, article, aside, header, and nav. Mark Pilgrim’s online book, Dive into HTML5 gives us a look at the newest version of HTML5, and shows … Read more Googles Page Segmentation Patent Granted

How a Search Engine May Rerank a Page Based on Web Page Credibility

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What steps can a search engine take to give a searcher more information about web page credibility that searcher might see in search results? Is it better to show searchers annotations that might provide a measure of credibility in search results themselves, or in something like a browser toolbar? Might signals that measure things like … Read more How a Search Engine May Rerank a Page Based on Web Page Credibility

The First PageRank Patent and the Newest

If you were asked to point out the patent that describes PageRank, and you went searching at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you might quickly get confused. A little more confusion comes today, with the granting of a new patent on PageRank to Stanford University. I’ve also located the very first PageRank patent … Read more The First PageRank Patent and the Newest