Twitter Poll – How Does Google Index Content on the Web?

I thought this was an interesting question to ask people because I think it’s often misunderstood. Google treats content found at different URLs as if it is different content, even though it might be the same, such as in the following examples: http://www.example.com https://www.example.com http://example.com http://example.com/index.htm http://example.com/Index.htm http://example.com/default.asp One of the most interesting papers I’ve … Read more Twitter Poll – How Does Google Index Content on the Web?

How Google May Respond to Reverse Engineering of Web Spam Detection

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Web Spam Detection in Local Search at Google The ultimate goal of any spam detection system is to penalize “spammy” content. ~ Reverse engineering circumvention of spam detection algorithms (Linked to below) Four years ago, I wrote a post about a Google patent titled, The Google Rank-Modifying Spammers Patent. It told us that Google might … Read more How Google May Respond to Reverse Engineering of Web Spam Detection

The US is Asking for Help Understanding the Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

As we approach the celebration of the 4th of July, I thought it might be interesting to share a request for information made to the US Federal Register and a post on the Whitehouse blog. The US government is interested in what Artificial Intelligence might mean to the people of the United States, and how … Read more The US is Asking for Help Understanding the Impacts of Artificial Intelligence