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

User-Specific Knowledge Graphs to Support Queries and Predictions

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A recently granted patent from Google covers supporting querying and predictions. It does this by focusing on user-specific knowledge graphs. Those User Specific Knowledge Graphs can be specific to particular users. Google can use those graphs to provide results in response to one or more queries submitted by the user, and/or to show data that … Read more User-Specific Knowledge Graphs to Support Queries and Predictions

Evolution of Google’s News Ranking Algorithm

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Image: Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Did the Algorithm Behind How News Articles Rank at Google Change? A Google Patent about how news articles are ranked by Google was updated this week, and in this case it suggests how entities in those documents can have an impact on ranking. How Have News Articles Been … Read more Evolution of Google’s News Ranking Algorithm

How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results

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More Diversity in Search Results Earlier this year, Google told us that it was making search results more diverse with fewer results from the same domains in response to a query. Search Engine Land wrote about that diversity in the post: Google search update aims to show more diverse results from different domain names. Google … Read more How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results

Augmented Search Queries Using Knowledge Graph Information

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What are Augmented Search Queries? Last year, I wrote a post called Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries. It told us Google may look at query logs and structured data (table data and schema data) related to a site to create augmentation queries, and test information about searches for those … Read more Augmented Search Queries Using Knowledge Graph Information