Ray Kurzweil Brings Poetry to Google

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in a panel presentation on the future of SEO, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was the first Digital Marketing for Business Conference (and it was filled with some great sessions). The presentation wasn’t a PowerPoint and pitter-patter type talk. Instead, I was … Read more Ray Kurzweil Brings Poetry to Google

How Automated Evaluations Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

Many years back, I remember being humbled by a homework assignment crayon drawing by a friend’s son which listed what he was thankful for and included his parents, his sister, and shoes that Thanksgiving. We take so much for granted that we should be thankful that we have. A few friends and I had gathered … Read more How Automated Evaluations Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

How Human Evaluators Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

Google Human evaluators

Do Human Evaluators Influence Search Rankings? A Google patent granted last week describes how the search engine might enable people to experiment with changing the weight and value of different ranking signals for web pages to gauge how those changes might influence the quality of search results for specific queries. The patent lists Misha Zatsman, … Read more How Human Evaluators Might Help Decide Upon Rankings for Search Results at Google

Google’s Planet Scale Distributed Storage Patents

This past February, Google filed for many patents that describe aspects of how it might share information from one data center to another, and some of the challenges that entail. Google’s Yonatan Zunber, who revealed on his blog that over the past few months that he was the chief architect for Google’s social systems, including … Read more Google’s Planet Scale Distributed Storage Patents

Will Google Start Showing Ads and Other Content in Unused Whitespace in Your Browser Window?

When you design a web page with fixed dimensions, set for a specific display resolution, sometimes visitors will arrive at your page with a higher web page resolution level. What this means is that there can be empty space showing in their browser window when viewing your page. There are other times when someone visits … Read more Will Google Start Showing Ads and Other Content in Unused Whitespace in Your Browser Window?