An interesting new patent filing from Yahoo raises a couple of interesting questions about the future of the company. It describes a wearable computing device that could be used in many ways and the patent application provides a number of examples that sound like something out of a science fiction novel I read a year … Read more Yahoo Exploring Virtual Reality?
Would it surprise you if searches on the Web make up around 10 percent of all pageviews on the Web, and indirectly led to more than 21 percent of the pages viewed online? It surprised a couple of researchers from Yahoo. That’s the result of a study conducted by Ravi Kumar and Andrew Tomkins from … Read more Yahoo Study Shows Search Responsible for 1 in 5 Pageviews Online
Search Engines Get Help In Web Spam Identification The term crowdsourcing was coined by Wired correspondent Jeff Howe, in a 2006 article titled The Rise of Crowdsourcing, where he described how a crowd of people might use their spare time to help in solving problems or creating content, or in addressing other issues that a … Read more How Search Engines May Crowd Source Web Spam Identification
Google and Yahoo on Faster Web Pages Earlier this month, Google announced that they would start considering the speed of a site as one of the ranking signals that they use to rank pages in search results. Yahoo published a patent filing last year that also described how they might use page load and page … Read more Is Your Site Faster than a Fortune 100 Company?
The term “undesirable web pages” is used in a patent application from Yahoo published today to refer to pages that rank highly in search results based upon links pointed to those pages solely for the purpose of increasing their rankings for specific queries even though those pages may not be very relevant for the query … Read more How a Search Engine May Identify Undesirable Web Pages By Analyzing Inlinks