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

    This post looks at Google's filings. 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...

  2. New Search Patent Filings: October 4, 2006 - Using Google to find the Cable Guy

    A few new patent filings from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.com. There have been a few patent filings from Amazon on recommendation systems. Microsoft explores the use of self organizing maps in one patent filing, and shows how those could be used...

  3. Pricing Models for the Small SEM Shop

    New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images A group of experienced search marketers offer advice.A special report from the...

  4. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Yahoo patent filings include one detailing bidding for placement in paid search filed this past April, another that details a very interactive environment for watching television programming, a third describing a method of soliciting consumer...

  5. 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...

  6. New Search Patent Filings: August 27, 2006 - Google's Recommendations, IBM's Speedier Pagerank, Napster's Search

    United States Patent 7,089,194 IBM was granted a patent based upon providing advertisements to people based upon sites that they have visited, another that allows people to download information from specified pages which can be indexed and...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: August 8, 2006 - Focusing on the Searcher

    Microsoft also has a pair of patent filings on interesting ways to refine search results after a search has been conducted. This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to...