How Automated Evaluations Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

A number of years back, I remember being humbled by a homework assignment crayon drawing by a friend’s son which listed what he was thankful for, and included his parents, his sister, and shoes that Thanksgiving. We take so much for granted that we should be thankful that we have. A few friends and I … Read more How Automated Evaluations Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

How Human Evaluators Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

Do Human Evaluators Influence Search Rankings? A Google patent granted last week describes how the search engine might enable people to experiment with changing the weight and value of different ranking signals for web pages to gauge how those changes might influence the quality of search results for specific queries. The patent lists Misha Zatsman, … Read more How Human Evaluators Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

The Integration of Social Media into Search Results and Rankings: Internet Summit 2011

I gave a presentation on SEO and Social Media at the Internet Summit 2011, in Raleigh NC yesterday, in an Advanced SEO session with Lindsay Wassell, Michael Marshall, and Markus Renstrom – head SEO of Yahoo! Daryl Hemeon has a nice write-up of the presentations at Advanced SEO – Internet Summit Day 2 Notes. I … Read more The Integration of Social Media into Search Results and Rankings: Internet Summit 2011

Patent Filings from Google’s Acquisition of Apture and Katango: Highlighted Search, YouTube Sliders, and Intelligent Social Media Agents?

Imagine being able to highlight any text on a web page and search the Web based upon that text? Or an easier way to embed videos or other content in windows that will appear and open up without launching a new browser window. Now imagine that your Google Plus Circles could engage in friend relationship … Read more Patent Filings from Google’s Acquisition of Apture and Katango: Highlighted Search, YouTube Sliders, and Intelligent Social Media Agents?