Top 10 Search Engine Patents to Know About from 2019

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I was on the Webcology podcast last week, with fellow guest David Harry, talking with hosts Dave Davies and Jim Hedger talking about search engine patents. Both David and Dave also write about search engine patents from time to time, so it was a fun discussion. David and I were talking about patents before the … Read more Top 10 Search Engine Patents to Know About from 2019

Universal Search Updated at Google

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unsplash-logoTristan Colangelo Sura gave up on her debugging for the moment. ‘The word for all this is ‘mature programming environment.’ Basically, when hardware performance has been pushed to its final limit, and programmers have had several centuries to code, you reach a point where there is far more significant code than can be rationalized. The … Read more Universal Search Updated at Google

How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Content

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Identifying Primary Versions of Duplicate Content We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate content on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement from Dejan SEO on the Web about duplicate content earlier this week, and wondered about it, … Read more How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Content

Google to Offer Combined Content (Paid and Organic) Search Results

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Google Introduces Combined Content Results This new patent is about “Combined content. What does that mean exactly? When Google patents talk about paid search, they refer to those paid results as “content” rather than as advertisements. This patent is about how Google might combine paid search results with organic results in certain instances. The recent … Read more Google to Offer Combined Content (Paid and Organic) Search Results