Can You Automate and Patent SEO?

When I write about patent filings, they are usually from search engines or social networking sites, or have been acquired by someone like Google or Facebook. I ran across one patent application published this week that instead comes a person offering search engine optimization services. I don’t think it’s possible to do SEO with just … Read more Can You Automate and Patent SEO?

How Buddies and People Who Know are Selected for Bing Social Searches

Bing has been showing searchers some social annotations and enhancements for a while now, if you were logged into Facebook when searching at Bing, like a friend who might have liked a particular result in Facebook. They started delivering even more social search results in a social sidebar at the beginning of this month, which … Read more How Buddies and People Who Know are Selected for Bing Social Searches

How Google Might Use Query Logs to Find Entity Locations

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How Google Might Identify Entity Locations A pending Google patent published this past week describes how the locations of entities included in queries might be identified from information found in the search engine’s query logs, based upon click histories and other information. Query log information may also be used to associate locations with websites and … Read more How Google Might Use Query Logs to Find Entity Locations

How Google May Identify Implicitly Local Queries

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hen you perform some searches, Google might include Maps results within the web search results for those queries, or it might include some local results that change when you change your location in Google. Those queries are ones that don’t include geographic information within them, yet Google somehow decides that there’s some geographic relevance to … Read more How Google May Identify Implicitly Local Queries