Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

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Better Understanding Image Queries Years ago, I wouldn’t have expected a search engine telling a searcher about objects in a photograph or video, but search engines have been evolving and getting better at what they do In February, Google was granted a patent to help return image queries from searches involving identifying objects in photographs … Read more Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

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It’s interesting seeing patents from Google that focus on ecommerce topics. The last one I recall had Google distinguishing between products and accessories for those products in search results. I wrote about it in Ranking Search Results and Product Queries. New Product Lines in Product Search A new patent from Google is about when new … Read more Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

Google Top Stories Are Chosen By Importance Scores

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Google has changed Top Stories in carousels in search results Google made an announcement on its Keyword blog about top stories from non-news sites. They told us about this in Smarter organization of top stories in Search. They start off the post by telling us: People come to Search for all types of information to … Read more Google Top Stories Are Chosen By Importance Scores

Top 10 Search Engine Patents to Know About from 2019

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I was on the Webcology podcast last week, with fellow guest David Harry, talking with hosts Dave Davies and Jim Hedger talking about search engine patents. Both David and Dave also write about search engine patents from time to time, so it was a fun discussion. David and I were talking about patents before the … Read more Top 10 Search Engine Patents to Know About from 2019