Local Seo And Maps

  • How Google May Respond to Reverse Engineering of Spam Detection

    … to manipulate search results by spaming pages, and Google may delay responding to someone’s manipulative actions to make them think that whatever actions they were taking didn’t have an impact upon search results. That patent focused upon organic search results, and Google’s Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts responded to my post with a video in which he…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 17 readers -
  • Google Fights Keyword Stuffed Business Names Using a Surprisingness Value

    A Google patent granted this week targets map spammers, who submit information about businesses to Google Maps, in a manner referred to as keyword stuffing. The patent attempts to find words submitted by business owners as titles for businesses names that trigger a surprisiness value for combinations of words within a business title to determine whether a business listing is ...

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 22 readers -
  • Cancelled Invasive Google Here Program Patent Application

    … This morning, I ran across the news article Google reportedly kills plan to let retailers send notifications in Maps, and I knew exactly what the story was about, without reading past the headline, because I had noticed a patent application that came out on the 20th that described the program in question. As the story tells us, Larry Page shut…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 21 readers -
  • How You May Be Helping Google Map Indoor Spaces

    A couple of years ago, Google acquired the startup Behavio. One of the selling points behind Behavio was how it used behavior data from Phones to better understand human behavior. It’s likely that Google acquired the company Zipdash back in 2004 to learn about real-time traffic data. A Google patent application published in the last week describes how Google might be using M ...

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 19 readers -
  • Google Maps Using Photos to Identify Spam?

    … A couple of interesting patent applications surfaced at Google recently, involving the use of photography in Local Search, to identify whether or not businesses actually exist, or might be closed, or might be Web Spam. Google Street View Car in Bristol, Byrion Smith, Some rights reserved The first of these looks at Street Views images…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 22 readers -
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