Google’s Agent Rank / Author Rank Patent Filing

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I originally wrote the following article 6 years ago, and it was published on Search Engine Land on February 9th, 2007. At the time, I wasn’t sure if we would ever see Google find a way to meld together ranking signals from PageRank and Information Retrieval with relevance signals from authors and publishers and commentators … Read more Google’s Agent Rank / Author Rank Patent Filing

Google’s Query-Based Circles Patent

Are Google’s query-based social circles the answer to Facebook’s Graph Search? Not too long ago, Facebook launched its Graph Search, which enables people to search for things like “My Friends who live in San Francisco,” and My Friends who like Surfing,’ and “Places my Friends like.” Imagine if Google Plus allowed you to perform searches … Read more Google’s Query-Based Circles Patent

Google Authorship Markup Patent Applications Published

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On September 8, 2011, Google filed a patent named “System and Method for Confirming Authorship of Documents,” (U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 61/532,511). This provisional patent expired on September 9, 2012, without being prosecuted. A day later, on September 10th, Google filed two new versions of the patent, using the same name for both of … Read more Google Authorship Markup Patent Applications Published

These Are Not The Droids Google is Looking For?

Yesterday, Google’s CEO Larry Page announced that Andy Rubin would no longer be in charge of the mobile platform Android at Google,, but would be moving on to new challenges at the company. In the announcement, Page urged the entrepreneur and inventor to take “more moonshots please.” Andy Rubin brought Android to Google in 2004, … Read more These Are Not The Droids Google is Looking For?