|GOOGLE search patents 2011|
|Written by David Harry|
|Tuesday, 27 December 2011 14:02|
Hello and welcome to this year's edition of patents of interest from the fine folks at Google. This isn't actually ALL of them, believe it or not, but the ones I found interesting enough to share in my SEO Geeks Newsletter.
Another element to consider are the dates. Some patents may have been filed in 2010 or 2011 while others as far back as 2004. This means looking in aggregate may not tell the picture as it first seems. That being said, it is interesting (or telling?) that there was again a lot of awards for;
The more telling area would be 'social'. With the rise of social in 2007/8 it makes sense that over the next while there will be more and more social related patents being awarded. What we didn't see a lot of, that may also be telling, are patent awards related to;
The Year in Search Patents from Google
Now, before we get rolling, it is always important to note that this journey is more about getting a sense of where search engineers have been spending their time. What actually makes it into the algo ultimately becomes a benefit v cost exercise. Please do note the 'SEO Magic Bullet' post. That'll help keep you straight.
Semantic and NLP
Verticals/Universal; Video, News, Images, Blogs, Forums, Ecommerce
Question / Answer
This and That...
These are the somewhat less specific areas which are the nuts and bolts of a search system. While not as targeted as the above categories, they do make some good reading. Especially for those just getting into the world of IR. Also, in the 'ranking methods' section, you'll find some that were listed above. In some cases it makes sense to see things from both perspectives.
Digging a little deeper
While I was collecting the offerings from this year I thought it might be equally interesting (to me geeks of course) to look at the last 3 years of round-ups and put them ALL into one page. It is staggering the amount of information we have here folks. Look at the geo-local section alone; reading ALL of those would be one heck of an undertaking.
Anyway, here's the last two years worth of round-ups;
Also, be sure to see the rest of the series including Microsoft Patents 2011 and Yahoo Patents 2011 (coming over the next couple days).
Happy Holidays... and have a great 2012!!
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 14:35|
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