Personalized Search

Personalized search refers to search experiences that are tailored specifically to an individual's interests by incorporating information about the individual beyond specific query provided. Pitkow et al. describe two general approaches to personalizing search results, one involving modifying the user’s query and the other re-ranking search results.History of Personalized SearchGoogle introduced Personalized search in 2004 and it was implemented in 2005 to Google search. Google has personalized search set up for not just those who have a Google account but everyone as well.
Posts about Personalized Search
  • The New Schools of Thought in SEO: Algorithm Chasers vs. Audience Pleasers

    In years past, there used to be just two schools of thought in SEO: whitehats and blackhats. The sad fact is (even if you were part of the “good guys”) your actions—whether content-related or technical—were often driven and dictated by Google’s algorithm. It’s job security, right? I’ve even been guilty of glibly saying that Google’s 400 algorithm changes per year would ensure ...

    Relevance- 12 readers -
  • Is Google Authorship Still Important?

    … articles, patents, etc) and the signs point to yes, it’s still there somewherebut probably not as a ranking signal. (Note: I am not counting the Google+ posts that show up in your personalized search results.) Your Google+ About area still has the “Contributor to” – maybe for a reason… or maybe they just forgot about it. Everyone’s busy nowadays…

    Dennis Seymour/ LeapFroggrin SEO Google- 25 readers -
  • Google Reporting Live From…Your TV?

    … Google Reporting Live From…Your TV? As we know, Google is constantly expanding the scope of its business in all directions. Constant engagement with their users in innovative ways is at the crux of Google’s business model. Whether we are talking search, social, mobile or any other aspect of the Google’s business, this engagement increases…

    Kyle Lambert/ SEER Interactivein Paid Search SEO Google- 9 readers -
  • Is Adwords a ranking factor in Google Search?

    … events, which with the passage of time and the accumulation of claims based on ignorance or simply to word of mouth distortion turn into something completely distinct. On the other hand, some people created them as myths from the very beginning, but then people – like the two girls who tried to assassinate a schoolmate because the Slenderman had…

    Gianluca Fiorelli/ State of Digitalin Paid Search SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • Three Good Reasons Why Google Authorship Still Matters

    … It's a search engine. It's a social network. Google is a lot of things, and its parts are interconnected. First, some background The same month that the Google+ social network was launched, Google announced a new way to link writers to content they create: Google Authorship. Along with personalized search results, Authorship became a second…

    MarketingProfsin Google Twitter- 15 readers -
  • Guide to Personalized Search Results

    … is seeing different results. This is because those magic elves that place links on Google’s results pages knows that not everyone is that same and they customize your search results to better fit your needs. These personalized searches are created by multiple factors and from these sources, Google provides you with more relevant searches and gets you…

    Ken Colborn/ Portent, Inc- 9 readers -