Ranking Local Businesses Based Upon Quality Measures including Travel Time

Google’s Travel Time Patent Can the amount of travel time someone might take to get to a place be a good indication of the quality of that place? That is the assumption behind a recently granted patent from Google that focuses upon local SEO. Travel time in the patent is referred to as a “time … Read more Ranking Local Businesses Based Upon Quality Measures including Travel Time

Google May Check to See if People Go to Geographic Locations Google May Recommend

Google was granted a local SEO patent this week to enable them to check whether people are following recommendations in search results to visit geographic locations – to see how many people actually visited those places. And it’s probably good for many businesses to have Google recommending that people visit them. For example, people living … Read more Google May Check to See if People Go to Geographic Locations Google May Recommend

Google Introduces a Social Suggestions Patent

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Social Suggestions from Google Google was granted a patent this week on offering recommendations or suggestions for places to go for members of social groups. A social group, such as a meetup group that may get together for social events, may use the internet to communicate and interact, and look to for recommendations on where … Read more Google Introduces a Social Suggestions Patent