Last July, a Google Blog post titled More Wood Behind Fewer Arrows announced the closing of Google Labs, where a number of experimental projects taking place at Google were available for the public to explore and try out. Many of those projects sprouted out of Google’s 20 percent time approach, where engineers are encouraged to … Read more Is Google Aiming at Building Faster Networks and Data Transmissions?
Has an improvement in how Google understands the layout of pages, and understands and classifies different elements found on page had an impact on the titles and snippets that we see in search results? Google may classify queries to decide what to show for those page titles and snippets in search results, but it’s possible … Read more How Classification of Page Elements and Search Results May Influence Alternative Titles and Snippets Displayed in Google
Somewhere in an alternative universe, it’s possible that one of the most feared hitters in baseball might have instead been known as one of its greatest pitchers. Babe Ruth started out as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1914, and when approached about getting his bat into the lineup on a daily basis … Read more Google’s Query Analysis and Reranking of Search Results
A patent application was published today which describes the kind of intelligent automated assistant that we see in use on Apple’s iPhone 4S, known as Siri. But the Siri patent isn’t necessarily limited to the iPhone application itself, and the describes how such a system could be used in a number of ways, including with … Read more Apple’s Siri Patent Application
Yesterday, I wrote about how Google may be looking at the semantics associated with HTML heading elements, and the content that they head, and how the search engine might be looking at such content with similar headings across the Web to determine how much weight to give words and phrases within those headings. That post … Read more 10 Most Important SEO Patents: Part 7 – Sets, Semantic Closeness, Segmentation, and Webtables