Things My Neighborhood Psychic Didn’t Tell Me About Search

There’s a little storefront around the block from where I live, which is home to the neighborhood psychic. I’ve considered visiting her and asking about how the coming year might shape up in the world of search, but I’m not sure that she could handle the relationships between the major search engines, and the often … Read more Things My Neighborhood Psychic Didn’t Tell Me About Search

How Google Might Decide to Index Your Site for Mobile Search

People who use phones and PDAs to access web sites are often shown web pages in a WML (Wireless Markup Language) format instead of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), or in other formats specifically for handheld devices. A service like Google Mobile is one way to see pages in that WML format, and a few other … Read more How Google Might Decide to Index Your Site for Mobile Search

Google’s Listings of Internal Sitelinks for Top Search Results

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How Are Sitelinks Chosen to be Shown in Search Results? Added 9/1/2019 I decided that it would be a good idea to add a link to a newer patent about Google sitelinks where they talk more about how they might decide upon the different links that they might choose to show for a page on … Read more Google’s Listings of Internal Sitelinks for Top Search Results

Might Local Search be Improved by Breaking it Into Smaller Topics?

Local search has the potential to become one of the most useful services that search engines can provide to us, by giving us helpful information about our surroundings that we can make meaningful use of offline. But close looks at the complexity of local search can be frustrating because what seems to work for a … Read more Might Local Search be Improved by Breaking it Into Smaller Topics?

Google Advertising On Billboards, Kiosks, TV, and Other Displays

Google print ads, Google radio ads, Google content partners, what might be next? Say you have a store, and you’d like to advertise a sale on some products on nearby billboards and electronic displays, at least until your inventory for those products reaches a certain point, or you sell out of those. You log into … Read more Google Advertising On Billboards, Kiosks, TV, and Other Displays