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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 […]
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:11:02 +0000
Search Results (SERPS) are no longer about showing pages that are ordered by rankings for a query term. A Google paper shows us a different way of thinking about them in our age of structured Snippets and featured snippets mixed with URL search results. The paper is: Incorporating Clicks, Attention and Satisfaction into a Search […]
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:37:18 +0000
Google Glasses aren’t the only Heads up Display that Google will likely use or demonstrate. Imagine that Google acquired technology that let you use your gaze as a mouse, and tracked your eye movements to see what you are looking at. Google has acquired such technology. Google buys Eyefluence eye-tracking startup. Here is a pair […]
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:46 +0000
A couple of Augusts ago, I went to a Semantic Business and Technology conference where the head of Yahoo’s Knowledge Graph, Nicolas Torzec, discussed how updates took place to the knowledge graph when some earth-shaking event took place. He told us that they were manually editing information in that knowledge graph. Upon hearing that, I […]
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:26:08 +0000
This summer, Google was granted a patent that describes how the search engine might rank events based upon data that might indicate the popularity of those events, without relying on things such as the number of links pointed to pages about those events. The patent involves ranking events that occur in physical locations. Examples of […]
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:17:35 +0000
I’ve seen posts from SEO by the Sea show up in search results with an “In the News” heading above them, even though my site hasn’t officially been accepted in Google News. Some blog posts that have been given that “In the News” treatment have been criticized lately. See: Google does a better job with […]
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