Google’s Patent on Site Speed as a Ranking Signal

Site Speed

How Might Google Use Site Speed as a Ranking Signal? On April 9th, 2009, many people developed an interest in speeding up their websites, after reading a post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog – Using site speed in web search ranking. On the same day, Google’s Matt Cutts published Google incorporating site speed in … Read more Google’s Patent on Site Speed as a Ranking Signal

Taxonomic Classifications to Better Understand the Meanings of Words on Pages

taxonomic classifications

How does Google Use Taxonomic Classifications? Many words found on a web page are much easier to understand given the context of the page itself, as described in a Google patent granted last week. For example, take the word “bank,” which can mean a financial institution, one side of a river, or the turning of … Read more Taxonomic Classifications to Better Understand the Meanings of Words on Pages

Twitter’s New Patent Trove (943 Patents) from IBM

In November, Twitter disclosed in an amendment to its S1 filing that IBM was demanding licenses for three patents issued in 2006 that it claimed that Twitter was infringing upon. As far as we know, IBM didn’t file a lawsuit against Twitter, and this took place shortly before Twitter held its initial public offering. This … Read more Twitter’s New Patent Trove (943 Patents) from IBM