Community Endorsements for Local Searches

endorsing local search results

Endorsing local search results as a ranking signal? Imagine joining a social network like Orkut or Friendster and having the chance to leave comments on local businesses, restaurants, and more, and endorsing show up in Google local results. The folks at Google have imagined something like that, and have published a Community Endorsements patent application … Read more Community Endorsements for Local Searches

Making Search More Efficient: A little about caching and prefetching

I hate doing the very same task over, and over, and over again. I’d bet search engines do, too. Increasing the efficiency of search Chances are that your choice of a search engine, whether it’s Google, or Yahoo!, or MSN, or another, uses some methods to try to make what they do a little more … Read more Making Search More Efficient: A little about caching and prefetching

Saw it on the web

I’ve been running into a number of interesting, amusing, fun, and entertaining articles lately, and wanted to share some of them. I’m finding myself in agreement with Jeff Jarvis, when he makes the following statement about Tagging at BuzzMachine. Interesting thought for companies like Google that want to organize the world’s information. The web is … Read more Saw it on the web