Which Newark is the Dominant Newark? Classification of Ambiguous Geographical References in Local Search

ambiguous geographic references

A local search engine works by attempting to return relevant web pages associated with a specific geographical region or location. When the search engines index web pages, it can be helpful to attempt to automatically associate those pages or sections of them with specific places or regions. Ideally, for example, a web page about a … Read more Which Newark is the Dominant Newark? Classification of Ambiguous Geographical References in Local Search

Pizza at the Center of New York: Relevancy, Google Local, and Local Results in Organic Searches

When I search for Pizza in New York in Google Local, I’m told that there are about 79,400 results. The top result I see is Lombardi’s Pizza, which is “0.8 mi NE” of the green arrow on the map that points to New York. Exactly what is that green arrow pointing to, and why does … Read more Pizza at the Center of New York: Relevancy, Google Local, and Local Results in Organic Searches

Cheers for Google’s New Accessible Search

Some very good news from Reuters (via John Blossoms’s Content Blogger), Google is testing more accessible Web search for the visually impaired. At Google Labs, you can now find Google’s Accessible Web Search for the Visually Challenged . It doesn’t look that different from the regular Google Interface, but the difference appears to happen behind … Read more Cheers for Google’s New Accessible Search