How Google May Trigger Answer Box Results for Queries

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So, one of the big questions in SEO these days is why some queries end up triggering Answer Boxes in search results, and others don’t. Answer box results appear above organic results for a query. They often can have additional content appearing with them such as images. They are often in response to queries that … Read more How Google May Trigger Answer Box Results for Queries

Ranking in Google Since The Advent of The Knowledge Graph

Tonight, I am joining Barbara Starr in giving a two Person Presentation in San Diego, at the Courtyard San Diego in Old Town, titled Ranking in Google Since the Advent of the Knowledge Graph. The presentation is a meetup cohosted by a few different local meetup groups: The SEO San Diego Meetup The SEM San … Read more Ranking in Google Since The Advent of The Knowledge Graph

How Google May Classify Sites as Low Quality Sites

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On Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Barbara Starr and I are giving a two-person Presentation to the SEO San Diego Meetup, SEM San Diego Meetup, and Lotico Semantic Web San Diego Meetup Groups, titled Ranking in Google Since The Advent of The Knowledge Graph. Barbara and I have been looking at a lot of patents while … Read more How Google May Classify Sites as Low Quality Sites

How Google May Choose Sitelinks in Search Results Based upon Visual or Functional Significance (Updated)

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Added 6-17-2015 – It’s not clear from the new patent filings, but from feedback I received on Twitter from Mathieu Janin, at https://twitter.com/Matt_Refeo, it appears that Google may be showing sitelinks for pages that aren’t just the home pages of a site. As Mathieu tweeted to me: I performed this query again on the french … Read more How Google May Choose Sitelinks in Search Results Based upon Visual or Functional Significance (Updated)

Google Maps Using Photos to Identify Spam?

A couple of interesting patent applications surfaced at Google recently, involving the use of photography in Local Search, to identify whether or not businesses actually exist, or might be closed, or might be Web Spam. The first of these looks at Street Views images, and is: Systems and Methods of Correlating Business Information to Determine … Read more Google Maps Using Photos to Identify Spam?