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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:49:42 +0000
Can the amount of travel time someone might take to get to a place be a good indication of the quality of that place? That is the assumption behind a recently granted patent from Google. Travel time in the patent is referred to as a “time investment a person may be willing to make to […]
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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:06:24 +0000
Google was granted a patent this week to enable them to check whether people are following recommendations in search results to visit geographical locations – to see how many people actually visited those places. And it’s probably good for many businesses to have Google recommending that people visit them. For example, people living near a […]
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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:56:34 +0000
Google was granted a patent this week on offering recommendations or suggestions for places to go for members of social groups. A social group, such as a meetup group that may get together for social events, may use the internet to communicate and interact, and look to for recommendations on where to go next. The […]
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:59:16 +0000
I received an email this afternoon from a young man who is interested in a career in SEO, and he asked me how to get started, and I thought it was such a good question that I would include my response here on the blog to any others who might want to learn SEO and […]
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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:52:49 +0000
Query Refinements have changed since the earlier days of Google In 2006, I wrote a post A Look at Google Midpage Query Refinements (Go ahead and read it; this post will make more sense if you visit the past and bring it in). The patent I wrote then was just granted again as a continuation […]
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:10:16 +0000
The future of searches on the Web will likely involve searches by voice, as more and more people are connecting to the web with phones and Google has added voice search interfaces to its search on desktop computers. I thought it was interesting when I ran across a patent that focused on a problem that […]
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Sun, 01 Jan 2017 01:25:17 +0000
Google Maps helps people navigate from place to place. In order for it to work effectively, it’s helpful if it can track the location of the device that someone may be using to help them navigate. It’s interesting how Google tracks your location. I’ve noticed that after I take a photo near a business, Google […]
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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:17:06 +0000
A couple of days ago, Gianluca Fiorelli published a thoughtful look at the Search Industry in past year, and the year to come at Moz titled SEO and Digital Trends in 2017. He included a graphic within that which listed things that he considered important events in the industry, including patents that had been granted […]