Google’s Panda Granted a Patent on Ranking Search Results

Ranking Search Results One of the most impactful updates at Google was the Panda Update, released into the world in February of 2011, and affecting almost “12%” of all search results. In a Wired interview of Google’s Amit Singhal and Matt Cutts, TED 2011: The Panda That Hates Farms: A Q&A With Google’s Top Search … Read more Google’s Panda Granted a Patent on Ranking Search Results

Has Advertising Information Been Used by Google in Ranking Pages in Search Results?

In January of 2011, Google’s Matt Cutts published a blog post on the Official Google Blog, titled Google search and search engine spam, which told us: One misconception that we’ve seen in the last few weeks is the idea that Google doesn’t take as strong action on spammy content in our index if those sites … Read more Has Advertising Information Been Used by Google in Ranking Pages in Search Results?

The Incomplete Google Ranking Signals, Part 1

I’ve been seeing a few long posts lately that list ranking signals from Google, and they inspired me to start writing a series about ranking signals over on Google+. Chances are good that I will continue to work on the series there, especially since I’ve been getting some great feedback on them. This post includes … Read more The Incomplete Google Ranking Signals, Part 1

Google’s Mobile Ordering Ahead Patent

Will Google be transforming the way that we order from restaurants and other merchants such as pharmacists? A patent application published by Google this past week points to the possibility. Google has been experimenting with showing menus from restaurants in its search results recently, and added them as reported in Search Engine Land on Friday … Read more Google’s Mobile Ordering Ahead Patent