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
I’ve recently done some Google mobile searches, including a local search where a map and a telephone number was displayed for the pizza shop that I was looking for. It’s a nice feature. One thing I’ve wondered is if we will see ads from Google on mobile searches. If we do, this patent application published … Read more The future of ads on phones?
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
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
I wanted to learn more about the history of Yahoo!, and made a post about Yahoo!’s Acquisitions Since Overture a week ago. I promised that I would follow up with an additional post covering the remaining Yahoo Acquisitions. I guess you should be careful about undertaking an inquiry like this. The more I uncover, the … Read more Early Yahoo Acquisitions (the 1990s)