• Will Google Start Giving People Social Media Influencer Scores?

      Will Google Start Giving People Social Media Influencer Scores? 04/27/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment A patent granted to Google this week tells us about social media influencer scores developed at Google that sound very much like the scores at Klout. In the references section of the patent, Klout is referred to a couple of times as well, with a link to the Wikipedia P ...

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    • Personalizing Search Results at Google

      One thing most SEOs are aware of is that search results at Google are sometimes personalized for searchers; but it’s not something that I’ve seen too much written about. So when I came across a patent that is about personalizing search results, I wanted to dig in, and see if it could give us more insights.

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  • Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls

    Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls 09/14/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment I remember my father building some innovative plastics blow molding machines where he added a central processing control device to the machines so that all adjustable controls could be changed from one place.

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  • Citations behind the Google Brain Word Vector Approach

    In October of 2015, a new algorithm was announced by members of the Google Brain team, described in this post from Search Engine Land – Meet RankBrain: The Artificial Intelligence That’s Now Processing Google Search Results One of the Google Brain team members who gave Bloomberg News a long interview on Rankbrain, Gregory S.

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  • Learn SEO Through Forums

    Learn SEO Through Forums 06/30/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment I had someone who was reading my previous entries in my Learning SEO series ask about using forums to learn SEO. I promised that I would write a post about the value of forums in learning SEO. Back in 1998 I became a moderator of a couple of forums on small business and website promotion on Yahoo Groups.

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  • Google Patents Extracting Facts from the Web

    When Google crawls the Web, it collects information about content on the pages it finds as well as links on pages. How much does it collect information about facts on the Web? Microsoft showed off an object-based search about 10 years ago, in the paper, Object-Level Ranking: Bringing Order to Web Objects..

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  • Learning SEO through Books

    Learning SEO through Books 06/13/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment There are a few books and courses online that are free and really helpful when it comes to learning some of the things that will make you a better SEO. Knowledge can make a difference, and having an idea of how search engines work can possibly give you a competitive advantage over others who haven’t had a ...

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  • Learning SEO, Summer 2017

    In January, I wrote a post titled, Advice Given to an Aspiring 14 Year-Old Entrepreneur Wanting to Learn SEO. I included in that post links to a number of pages that I thought might be helpful to someone learning SEO. On my walk this morning past the Omni La Costa Resort, I was thinking about it, and decided that it might not be a bad idea to create a Learning SEO category he ...

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  • How Does Google Look for Authoritative Search Results?

    A NASA Android that Voyaged to Space If you’ve done any SEO for a site, you may recognize some of the steps involved in working towards making a website authoritative: Conduct keyword research to find appropriate terms and phrases for your industry and audience Review the use of keywords on the pages of your site to make sure it includes those in prominent places on those pages Map out pages o.

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  • New Finding Events Feature at Google Search

    New Finding Events Feature at Google Search 05/11/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment This week Google rolled out an event finder on its mobile search app. You can read about it on: Google Search will now help you find nearby events The techcrunch article tells us that Google is working on suggestions for developers to have their events listed in search results – so we s ...

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  • Google’s Related Questions Patent or ‘People Also Ask’ Questions

    When you search at Google, the answers you receive sometimes now include additional questions, that often have the label above them, “People Also Ask.” I was curious if I might be able to find a patent about these questions, and I saw that they were sometimes referred to as “related questions.” An article at Moz today on the topic was interesting: Infinite ‘People Also Ask’ ...

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  • Google Introduces a Social Where Next Suggestion Patent

    Google Introduces a Social Where Next Suggestion Patent 02/03/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment Jellyfish from the Birch Aquarium Google was granted a patent this week on offering recommendations 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, ...

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  • Advice Given to an Aspiring 14 Year-Old Entrepreneur Wanting to Learn SEO

    Advice Given to an Aspiring 14 Year-Old Entrepreneur Wanting to Learn SEO 01/29/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment 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 work with sit.

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  • Google Search Query Refinements Patent Updated

    Google Search Query Refinements Patent Updated 01/25/2017 by Bill Slawski Leave a Comment 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 patent, with new claims, reflecting a change in the process ...

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  • Google and Spoken Queries: Understanding Stressed Pronouns

    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 might arise with spoken searches, and thought it was worth writing about bec ...

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 37 readers -

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