The Google Hummingbird Update and the Likely Patent Behind Hummingbird

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The Annoucement Behind the Google Hummingbird Update Google introduced the Hummingbird Update to the world today at the garage where Google started as a business, during a celebration of Google’s 15th Birthday. Google doesn’t appear to have replaced previous signals such as PageRank or many of the other signals that they use to rank pages. … Read more The Google Hummingbird Update and the Likely Patent Behind Hummingbird

Driving Directions vs. Reviews as Ranking Signals for Google Maps

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In my college days, I cooked at some local restaurants (free meals made it an attractive option for a starving college student). One of the restaurants was in the center of town, at one end of Main Street, and it was a popular place for residents who returned over and over. It had a great … Read more Driving Directions vs. Reviews as Ranking Signals for Google Maps

How Google May Reform Queries Based on Query Session Co-Occurrence

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Can Query Session Co-occurrence Help a Search Engine Rewrite Queries? When you search, especially for topics that you know little about, chances are that you might not include the most relevant terms in your query, or you might use words that may have ambiguous meanings. One of the areas where search engines focus a lot … Read more How Google May Reform Queries Based on Query Session Co-Occurrence