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  1. Super Bowl SEO: Who Had the Best Organic Gameplan?

    Clickability Scores, Media Plans, and Historic Click-throughs: More Yahoo Search Marketing Patent Applications, SEO by the Sea Google Patent on Extended Search Indexes, SEO by the Sea Speaking of Pepsi, Coca-Cola actually advertised in the Super...

  2. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    There were some interesting new patent applications this week from Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, but nothing on the scale of the outpouring of intellectual property published and assigned to Google - I uncovered 15 new patent applications from the...

  3. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    New Microsoft patent applications include one that attempts to identify web spam based upon signals within the content of a page, another looks at ways to search using pattern matching and relevance to answer specific questions, a third describes...

  4. New Search Patent Applications: August 1, 2006 - Microsoft Answers?

    There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes concept networks to understand the intention behind a user's query; another describing an addition to a user interface that lets a searcher define the context...

  5. New Search Patent Applications: July 5, 2006 - Google Coming to a Shopping Mall Near You

    This first Yahoo patent application went quickly from filing to publication in four months. The title to this first patent filing is a little misleading, in that it encompasses a much broader range of activities than just serving coupons or...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large amounts of data, and autolinking. Harik's name is on a very large percentage of the patent applications involving Gmail-type...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    US Patent Application 20060112089 See also, patent application number: 20060112341 US Patent Application 20060112066 US Patent Application 20060112102 Two Amazon employees have had a patent application published which may correct misspellings in...

  8. Daily SearchCast, May 9, 2006: Yahoo's New Panama Ad System; Getting Real Time Date; Microsoft's New Moves In Maps; Googlers Fuel California Tax Revenues & More!

    Some research on a recent trilogy of Go Daddy patent applications raised those questions in my mind. The patent filings involve adding additional reputation information to published whois data, and letting others use the information for a number...

  9. Seven Recently Published Patent Applications from Microsoft Deal with Computation of Web Page Ranking, Calculating a Docments Importance, and Search Spam Detection and More

    Patent watchers might be interested in reviewing seven of recently published patent applications from Microsoft that deal with computing a web page ranking, calculating a documents "importance," web search spam, and more.

  10. New Patent Apps from Yahoo (Data Extraction) and Microsoft (Electronic Yellow Pages) Published

    The USPTO published two patent applications yesterday. The MS patent looks at method for electronic yellow pages to contain listings in a results set for a service merchant that is outside of a specific geographical boundary, but services inside...