Google’s Human Evaluators, Local Search, and Web Search Algorithm Testing

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Google employs human evaluators to judge the relevance of web pages in search results, but according to Google’s Matt Cutts, usually only when engineers from the search engine are testing a new algorithm, and want to compare the results with the ranking algorithms that they might be replacing. (We’ve also seen that Google likely uses … Read more

Google Acquires Meebo and Meebo Patent Filings

An announcement today on the Meebo blog tells us that Google has acquired Meebo. Meebo was founded in 2005 by Sandy Jen, Seth Sternberg, and Elaine Wherry, and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. As noted on the PC Mag article, Google Buys Social Sharing Company Meebo: A Google spokesman said in a statement that … Read more

Is a Google Timeline in our Future?

Will Google offer a life story styled timeline similar to the Facebook Timeline? It’s possible. Google acquired three pending patents and a granted patent that were originally assigned to WisdomArk, Inc., were transferred to Lifescape LLC, and then to Timecove Corporation. The patent assignment to Google was executed on May 12th, and recorded on June … Read more