Google Files Patent for Understanding Multiple URLs for the Same Page

The great thing about HTML is that it’s so flexible and offers so many ways to do things. The worst thing about HTML is that it’s so flexible and offers so many ways to do things. I’ve looked at a lot of websites and I still see people doing things new ways. An issue that’s … Read more Google Files Patent for Understanding Multiple URLs for the Same Page

How Google May Rank Web Pages Based on Quality Ratings

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Might Quality Ratings Influence Web Page Rankings? Google was granted a patent this week that describes how web sites might be given quality ratings, based upon a model that looks at human ratings for a sample set of sites, and web site signals from those sites. The patent tells us that the advantage of such … Read more How Google May Rank Web Pages Based on Quality Ratings

Avoiding Misinformation While Learning from Search Related Patents

On May 1st, Google’s Head of Webspam Matt Cutts published a video in his series of Google Webmaster Help videos, answering the question, “What’s the latest SEO misconception that you would like to put to rest?” For some reason, Matt decided to focus upon patents, with a video about people possibly placing too much faith … Read more Avoiding Misinformation While Learning from Search Related Patents

How Google Decides What to Know in a Knowledge Panel

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What is a Knowledge Panel? A knowledge panel is an information box that provides additional information about an entity that appears in a query. The information shown depends upon the type of entity mentioned in the query, and there are templates associated with specific entities that may be mentioned in a knowledge panel. A transformation … Read more How Google Decides What to Know in a Knowledge Panel

With Wavii, Did Google Acquire the Future of Web Search?

Google acquired the company Wavii for a little more than $ 30 Million in April. There was some speculation that Wavii was an effort to match Yahoo’s purchase of Summly, which summarizes news from the Web. A Wavii app did do just that – acquired and summarized news from the Web. When Wavii emerged from … Read more With Wavii, Did Google Acquire the Future of Web Search?