How May Google Handle Manipulative Articles it Finds on the Web? A patent granted to Google today explores Webspam and manipulative articles and links on the Web. It describes how the rankings of pages may be influenced if they are identified as “manipulative.” The identification of manipulative articles and how they might be grouped, and … Read more Google Patent on Web Spam, Doorway Pages, and Manipulative Articles
(Updated 11/26/2007 at 4:30pm to clarify the relationship between Google Website Optimizer and Google Analytics) Google introduced a new tool in October of last year, the Website Optimizer, that enables website owners to test out different versions of pages on their website. Some new patent applications from Google focus upon testing and optimizing landing pages … Read more Landing Pages and Google’s Website Optimizer Patent Applications
How might statistics created from user query logs be useful to search engines and to searchers? A Google patent application published at the World Intellectual Property Organization, Systems and Methods for Generating Statistics from Search Engine Query Logs (opens in new window), explores how such statistics might be created. The filing lists Olcan Sercinoglu, Artem … Read more Google on Generating Statistics from Search Engine Query Logs (Google Trends and More)
Where will many Google employees be five years from now? How many will be running their own technology companies, and pursuing their own projects? How many will be investing in other companies, and helping to drive innovation? Georges Harik was one of Google’s first 10 employees, the Director of Googlettes and a Distinguished Engineer at … Read more Innovation After Google?
The evolution of language used to discuss a topic can be interesting. One of the words that seems to be increasingly tied to Google is “platform,” as in the Android mobile platform and the Opensocial platform. Mike Elgan wrote an interesting post earlier this month about a combination of these platforms in Making the Google … Read more Monetizing Google Platforms?