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
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
How active is Google Plus? How active do you want it to be? One of the criticisms of the site is that its a ghost town, where nothing ever goes on. I can’t say that’s been my experience, but I can see how people can make those claims. Would you like to see an activity … Read more Google’s Explores a User Activity Media Feed
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
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?