Google’s Social Search Patent Application

A newly published pending patent application from Google provides some insights into the display of social search results. Before digging into it, here’s a quick peek into the evolution of social search on Google. The Evolution of Social Search on Google In December of 2009, Google introduced social search, showing social search results to searchers … Read more Google’s Social Search Patent Application

Most Important SEO Patents Part 10: Just the Beginning

I’ve been faced with a pretty difficult decision, choosing the last of the patents, or patent families to include in this series of posts about the most important search-related patents to people who promote sites on the Web. I find I just can’t choose one. Synonyms For the last few weeks, I’ve been arguing with … Read more Most Important SEO Patents Part 10: Just the Beginning

Predicting SEO Changes in Rankings, Algorithms, and Penalties

Last Thursday, the Wall Street Journal published a couple of articles that point to a new direction in the future from Google, With Semantic Search, Google Eyes Competitors, and Google Gives Search a Refresh. On Friday, Barry Schwartz reported at Search Engine Land that Google’s Head of Spam, Matt Cutts announced that Google was working … Read more Predicting SEO Changes in Rankings, Algorithms, and Penalties

Yahoo Patents in Facebook Patent Infringement Case

There’s been some chattering on the Web recently that Yahoo! might pursue a patent infringement case. If true, I suspected that the Overture patents on Advertising might be part of any case brought. Looks like I was right in thinking so. Earlier today, AllThingsD published a fairly detailed post titled Yahoo Sues Facebook for Patent … Read more Yahoo Patents in Facebook Patent Infringement Case