Some new Microsoft patent applications

Some new Microsoft patent applications about the web, and indexing pages, from last week. Keep in mind that these are just patent applications and have not been granted as patents. They may be avenues of approaches that aren’t developed in the future or maybe the direction Microsoft takes. They might be challenged by claims of … Read more

Community Endorsements for Local Searches

community endorsements

Community Endorsements for Local Search Results as a Ranking Signal? Imagine joining a social network like Orkut or Friendster and having the chance to leave comments on local businesses, restaurants, and more, and endorsing show up in Google local results. The folks at Google have imagined something like that and have published a community endorsement … Read more