Google Granted Patent on Mobile Machine Learning

That phone in your pocket is filled with applications, with sensors to measure movement and the world around us, with communications tools that put us in touch with work, home, family, friends, service providers and strangers. That phone in your pocket is poised to teach itself how to work better, based upon how you use … Read more Google Granted Patent on Mobile Machine Learning

Ray Kurzweil Brings Poetry to Google

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in a panel presentation on the future of SEO, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was the first Digital Marketing for Business Conference (and it was filled with some great sessions). The presentation wasn’t a PowerPoint and pitter-patter type talk. Instead, I was … Read more Ray Kurzweil Brings Poetry to Google

The Noise Becomes the Signal – Voice Queries and Accent Scores

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What May be Unique in Voice Queries? Might a twang or a drawl influence the search results you see at Google? If you’re prone to calling an elevator a lift and tend to speak the Queen’s English in an accent similar to hers, you might see different search results than if you grew up in … Read more The Noise Becomes the Signal – Voice Queries and Accent Scores

Category Relevant Search Results, Query Suggestions, and Advertisements Based on Location?

A couple of days ago, Mike Blumenthal of Understanding Google Places & Local Search asked a pretty timely question with the post Google Local: Are Mobile Signals Actively used in Ranking Local Results? Mike mentioned a post I wrote about Google research on using driving directions as a local search ranking signal. Mike can add … Read more Category Relevant Search Results, Query Suggestions, and Advertisements Based on Location?

Google Patent Granted on Fresh Related Search Suggestions

When you search at Google, in addition to search results, Google often returns a set of search suggestions that might be related to your query. Last month, I wrote about how some of those suggested query refinements might be created follow a method invented in part by Ori Allon, in the post How Google is … Read more Google Patent Granted on Fresh Related Search Suggestions