Yahoo’s Predictive Queries, Invisible Tabs, and Temporal and Monetization Bias Experiments

If you’ve tried out the Livesearch Beta at Alltheweb, you’ve seen Yahoo experimenting with displaying alternative queries, topic categories, spelling corrections, and search results as you are typing, and even before you have finished entering your query terms. How do they determine which results appear, and what factors might they use to choose which things … Read more

Patent Application on Google’s Sitemaps and Mobile Sitemaps

The mobile Web is moving towards us quickly, and search engines aren’t ignoring it. Google has been developing some ways to try to make it easier for people to get their sites into Google’s search index with their Google Sitemaps, and they’ve also developed a version of Sitemaps specifically for pages built for mobile devices. … Read more