Study on the Structure of Search Queries

Would it surprise you if over 40 percent of the queries entered into search boxes at search engines consist of proper nouns, such as the names of specific people or places or things? Or that combinations of proper nouns and nouns might make up over 70 percent of most searches? At least those are a … Read more

Test your Blog

I’m in a testing mood tonight, and put together a list of tests that you can run your blog or web site through if you feel up to learning more about your pages… 1. See what grade level your blog is at with a Readability Test. (The original link has been replaced with a more … Read more

How Yahoo Might Automate SEO

It’s a little unusual to see a document from a search engine discussing search engine optimization. It’s even rarer to see one providing details on how that search engine might optimize web sites for search engines. A patent application from Yahoo, published at the start of January, provides details on how the search engine could … Read more