Bad Dates in Google Snippets: Hey Google, I’ve Blogged a Little Since 2005!

In my RSS feed reader, I have a section that I labeled “Vanity.” The feeds that occupy it are things like web search and twitter search feeds for my name, my sites’ names, my business name, and some other searches that interest me on the Web. I don’t really consider tracking these things to be … Read more Bad Dates in Google Snippets: Hey Google, I’ve Blogged a Little Since 2005!

Could Yahoo Launch a Smarter Instant Search?

Google has received a great deal of attention recently for immediate updates to search results while searchers type query terms into the Google search box. Yahoo was granted a patent on a similar process this past March, but there seems to be a difference in Yahoo’s approach to Instant Search. Instead of updating search results … Read more Could Yahoo Launch a Smarter Instant Search?

Google Instant: Tradeoffs Include Less Implied Local Results?

[Added 10:53 pm (EDT) – Make sure to check the comments for somewhat of an amendment on the observation that starts this post… Now you may have to save a location with Google (via the “remember this location” or “change location”) like you also see when checking movie times or weather, to see local map … Read more Google Instant: Tradeoffs Include Less Implied Local Results?

Google to Move StreetViews Indoors with Mobile Camera Device?

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StreetView indoors? Not long ago, Google started inviting businesses to apply to have Google Photographers film the insides of their businesses. But what if those photographers showed up with something like this: The news of Google’s acquisition of Quiksee, also known as Mentorwave Technologies Ltd., is spreading around the Web, and most of the focus … Read more Google to Move StreetViews Indoors with Mobile Camera Device?

How a Search Engine Might Rerank Search Results Based upon Topics

If you search for the word “cold” and you’re using the search box for a health related site, chances are you want to find out something about the illness. If you search for “cold” at Google or Yahoo or Bing, there’s a chance that you might be interested in weather or airconditioning or a cold … Read more How a Search Engine Might Rerank Search Results Based upon Topics