The “Buy” Button is coming to Google shopping Results. Recode reported that Google Confirms “Buy Button” Is Coming. The Moz White Board Friday this week had Rand Fishkin asking, and answering the question, Is Brand a Google Ranking Factor? I left a comment at Moz, part of which, after some research, I’d like to retract … Read more Brands Entities at Google; Crowdsourcing their Identity in a Social Network
For as long as SEOs have known, Google has had one person in charge of leading their fight against Webspam. His name was Matt Cutts, and his position had evolved over the years into that of being a mouthpiece for Google, speaking on actions that Google might take to fight web spam, and low quality … Read more How Google might fight Web Spam in Social Networks
I read today the news that early Search Engine Lycos is selling off their patents, presumably to enable them to launch other services. This was stated in the betaboston article Internet search pioneer Lycos puts patents up for sale. I wondered how many patents Lycos might have, and what they covered, so I looked them … Read more Lycos to Sell Off Patents?
A recently granted Google patent explains how Google may find and recommend locations for people to take pictures at. It describes how it might use something like Google Now to recommend “photogenic locations to visit.” The patent tells us: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for recommending photogenic locations to visit. More … Read more Google Patents How it May Make Recommendations for Spots to take Photos
In the blog post, Searching Google for Big Panda and Finding Decision Trees I tried to guess the identity of the Mysterious “Panda” that a recent (at that time) update was named after, as we had been told in a Wired Magazine Article. I guessed Biswanath Panda. I guessed wrong. I had changed my opinion … Read more Early Panda and Concept Templates