Search Suggestions from Previously Submitted Searcher Queries

Information retrieval System

I came across an interesting Search Engine Land post last week. It inspired me to search and see if I could find a related patent from Google: Google is suggesting searches based on users’ recent activity I tried reproducing search suggestions shown to the author of the Search Engine Land article, but Google would not … Read more Search Suggestions from Previously Submitted Searcher Queries

Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

contextually disambiguating queries

Better Understanding Image Queries Years ago, I wouldn’t have expected a search engine to tell a searcher about objects in a photograph or video. Search engines have been evolving and getting better at what they do In February, Google was granted a patent returning image results identifying objects in photographs and videos. A search engine … Read more Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

Product Search

It’s interesting seeing patents from Google that focus on eCommerce topics. The last one had Google distinguishing between products and accessories in search results. I wrote about it in Ranking Search Results and Product Queries. New Product Lines in Product Search A new patent from Google is on new products appearing in existing product lines. … Read more Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

Google Podcasts App and Making Podcasts Easier to Find

making podcasts easier to find

Podcasts Can Be Hard to Find I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. They can be fun to listen to while doing chores around the house, like watering plants, washing dishes, cooking meals, and cleaning up. There are podcasts on many different subjects that I am interested in. A good number about Search … Read more Google Podcasts App and Making Podcasts Easier to Find