How Are Featured Snippet Answers Decided Upon? I recently wrote about Featured Snippet Answer Scores Ranking Signals. In that post, I described how Google was likely using query dependent and query independent ranking signals to create answer scores for queries that were looking like they wanted answers. One of the inventors of that patent from … Read more Adjusting Featured Snippet Answers by Context
Featured Snippet Answers Based on Context Last month I wrote about answer passages when Google decides what answers to show in response to queries that are asking questions, in the post, Featured Snippet Answer Scores Ranking Signals. In that post, I wrote about an updated patent which made it clear that passages that might be … Read more Bursty Fresh and Local Featured Snippet Answers at Google
Calculating Featured Snippet Answer Scores An update this week to a patent tells us how Google may score featured snippet answers. When a search engine ranks search results in response to a query, it may use a combination of query dependant and query independent ranking signals to determine those rankings. A query dependant signal may … Read more Featured Snippet Answer Scores Ranking Signals
I’ve written a couple of posts about patents at Google on personalized knowledge graphs (a topic worth thinking about seriously). Personalized Knowledge Graphs are structured information about entities personally related to a particular searcher, the attributes of those entities, the classifications of those entities, and knowledge about relationships between those entities, and between the entities … Read more Where will we go with Personalized Knowledge Graphs?
Entity Seeking Queries and Semantic Dependency Trees Queries for some searches may be entity seeking queries. Someone may ask, “What is the hotel that looks like a sail.” That query may look for an entity such as the building, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. That entity may be identified by looking at Semantic Dependency Trees, … Read more Entity Seeking Queries and Semantic Dependency Trees