Google Top Stories Are Chosen By Importance Scores

Automated News Digest news Rankings

Google has changed Top Stories in carousels in search results Google made an announcement on its Keyword blog about top stories from non-news sites. They told us about this in Smarter organization of top stories in Search. They start the post by telling us: People come to Search for all types of information to help … Read more Google Top Stories Are Chosen By Importance Scores

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

Evolution of Google’s News Ranking Algorithm

New Ranking Algorithm Based on Entities

Image: Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Did the Algorithm Behind How News Articles Rank at Google Change? A Google Patent about how news articles are ranked by Google was updated this week, and in this case it suggests how entities in those documents can have an impact on ranking. How Have News Articles Been … Read more Evolution of Google’s News Ranking Algorithm

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 Pages

Duplicate Pages

Identifying Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages 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 pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, … Read more How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages