Google+’s Edgerank; Content is shared based on Social Interactions

A Google patent granted earlier this month looks at how content might be ranked by Google based upon social interactions. It discusses ranking that content based upon social interactions within the context of Google+ and the social circles you may have been placed within by someone who added you to Google+. The patent looks at … Read more

How Google Decides Which Knowledge Graph Images to Show

Knowledge Graph Images

How Google May Decide Upon knowledge Graph Images Google has been showing Knowledge panels in response to queries when Google recognizes an entity within a query. Google has collected enough information about that entity for it to display a knowledge panel about the entity. I’ve written about these knowledge panels before in How Google Decides … Read more

How Google May Use Google+ to Improve Reviews of Goods and Services

Can Google use social media, like Google+ to improve the quality of reviews it shows for products and services? Google does like to show reviews to searchers, possibly because many searchers ask for reviews. A Google patent application published in June explores and discusses analyzing reviews, and creating quality scores for reviews from social media … Read more