Google Barcodes and Place Rank Transforming Local Search

A couple of days ago, the Official Google Blog announced a new way of learning more about locations that you come across, using mobile phones that are capable of taking pictures of, or scanning barcodes. The post, Explore a whole new way to window shop, with Google and your mobile phone describes how Google is … Read more Google Barcodes and Place Rank Transforming Local Search

Google Patent Granted on Duplicate Content Detection in a Web Crawler System

Some patents from the search engines provide detailed looks at how those search engines might perform some of the core functions behind how they work. By “core functions,” I mean some of the basics such as crawling pages, indexing those pages, and displaying the results to searchers. For example, last December I wrote a post … Read more Google Patent Granted on Duplicate Content Detection in a Web Crawler System