Ranking Webpages Based on Word Relationships (Co-Occurrence)

word relationships

Google’s Word Relationships Patent My last post, Not All Anchor Text is Equal and other Co-Citation Observations, was a response to a White Board Friday video posted a couple of weeks ago at the SEOmoz Blog, Prediction: Anchor Text is Dying…And Will Be Replaced by Co-citation. I didn’t expect my next post (this one) to … Read more Ranking Webpages Based on Word Relationships (Co-Occurrence)

Not All Anchor Text is Equal and other Co-Citation Observations

Last Friday, in a well-received and thoughtful White Board Friday at SEOmoz titled Prediction: Anchor Text is Dying…And Will Be Replaced by Co-citation (title changed at SEOmoz) Prediction: Anchor Text is Weakening…And May Be Replaced by Co-Occurrence, Rand Fishkin described how some unusual Search Results caused him to question how Google was ranking some results. … Read more Not All Anchor Text is Equal and other Co-Citation Observations

How Search Engines May Use Knowledge Base Information for Underserved Queries

underserved queries

If I were to tell you that the major search engines have a bigger and richer database full of information than their index of the World Wide Web, would you believe me? Chances are that you’re one of the persons who helped build it. The information that Google and Bing and Yahoo collect about the … Read more How Search Engines May Use Knowledge Base Information for Underserved Queries

Can Author Rank or Other Social Network Rankings Get You Crawled First?

Can social networking rankings influence which users profiles and interactions get crawled and then indexed first by a search engine crawling program? A Microsoft patent application asks and answers that question. Is it something that Bing is using, or will use? Importance Metrics for Prioritizing Crawls Back in the early days of Google, PageRank wasn’t … Read more Can Author Rank or Other Social Network Rankings Get You Crawled First?

Does Google Use Reachability Scores in Ranking Resources?

reachability scores

Does Google Use Reachability Scores? Can the quality of links that your pages or videos or other documents link to influence the ranking of your pages, based upon reachability scores? A newly granted patent from Google describes how the search engine might look at linked documents and other resources reachable from a page or video … Read more Does Google Use Reachability Scores in Ranking Resources?