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  1. Google Gets Authority Evaluation Patent Criticizing Amazon, Slashdot

    In a patent application approved Tuesday, Google used the review/comments systems used by Amazon and Slashdot to support their method and gain approval for their "invention". Seems a lot like the Google search algorithm's Page Rank, especially in...

  2. Business Wire Wins Press Release SEO Patent

    If the implementation of individual methods outside the general framework and order of appearance isn't restricted by the patent, then the patent is (for practical patenting purposes) meaningless. Additional verbiage confirms that this isn't just...

  3. SearchDay: SERP Position: It Ain't Horseshoes

    Yahoo Registers Meal Search Patent Posted by Frank Watson Jun 28, 2008 Bill Slawski, of SEO by The Sea, has uncovered another patent filing. This time Yahoo is applying for a patent for meal search technology.

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

    Systems and methods for modifying search results based on a user's history Systems and methods for providing a graphical display of search activity Systems and methods for combining sets of favorites Systems and methods for analyzing a user's web...

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

    There have been a few patent filings from Amazon on recommendation systems. Systems and methods for inferring uniform resource locator (URL) normalization rules This first patent application discusses the use of self organizing maps to increase...

  6. 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...

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

    It looks at a number of ways that web spam might be identified from the content on a page, though the authors note that the methods involved would likely be used in conjunction with other indications of web spam, perhaps like the ones discussed in...

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

    Systems, methods, and media for utilizing electronic document usage information with search engines Systems, methods and media for utilizing electronic document usage information are disclosed. Systems, methods and media for awarding credits based...

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

    Systems and methods for managing and using multiple concept networks for assisted search processing Systems and methods for contextual transaction proposals There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes...

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

    Methods, devices, and systems are directed towards managing a database using moderator determined attributes, and a contributor employable bitmask. Yahoo adds a patent application for search results PPC advertising, and managing blog content.

  11. New Search Patent Applications: June 27, 2006 - Searching Amongst Malicious Web Sites

    Systems and methods for using and constructing user-interest sensitive indicators of search results Systems and methods for clustering Web queries are described. Microsoft's patent applications from the end of last week include ways for search...

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

    Systems and methods of the present invention allow filtering out spam and phishing email messages based on the links embedded into the email messages. The following patent application explains how such a system might work from the search engine's...

  13. New Search Patents: June 8, 2006 - Stanford updates Pagerank Patent

    Systems and methods for extending or modifying the behavior of mobile (downloadable) software, such as JavaScript, HTML, and/or data that can be downloaded to a client device. The patent for pagerank has been updated, Hewlett-Packard introduces...