Google Local Search, Categories, and the What and Where of Local Map Listings

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A few of the workings behind the scenes at Google Local Search have been recently exposed through a patent granted to Google today and a pending patent application for the search giant published in January. They might make you think a little differently about how Google Local Search works, and one presents an interesting question … Read more

Google Patent Application on How Users Can Add Pages to Search Results

In November of 2009, Google announced changes to the way people search when logged into their Google Accounts, in an Official Google Blog post titled SearchWiki: make search your own. The changes allowed searchers to move search results up in rankings that they see when searching for specific queries, suggest new pages for searches for … Read more