• Laurie Sullivan, Feb 25, 2010, 3:09 PM
  • Google Patent Annotations In SearchSEO by the Sea

    Search engines have been exploring concepts of relevance. Google recently received a patent that redefines the way someone might perform searches to help find relevant pages, Bill Slawski tells us. The patent describes a process that includes using a query term in a search, as well as a label that might match annotations made on pages returned in search results. Slawski provides examples and screen shots to explain how annotation labels might work. Google does provides a way to include labels in Google Custom Search, he writes.Read the whole story...

  • Google Adds Information To EarthGoogle Lat Long Blog

    Google added two new features to Google Earth. Now you can click on the balloon in the 3D model to learn more about a place and dig deeper by following the links in the balloon.

    You can use Google SketchUp to create, modify and share your own 3D models, or create 3D models of buildings. You can select a city, make a building with photos Google provides, save the building -- and it will be reviewed and added to Google Earth.Read the whole story...

  • Realistic Timeline For Marketing In TwitterSearch Engine Guide

    It's easy to waste time on Twitter conversation. That's the biggest concern of marketers deciding whether they should take the plunge and start marketing on the platform, writes Jennifer Laycock.

    She provides a five-step timeline to help marketers get started, and make sure they're only spending the time necessary for their Twitter projects.Read the whole story...

  • SurfCanyon's Mark Cramer Talks GeekHuoMah SEO Blog

    David Harry tells us about the "very personal" search engine and FireFox add-on, SurfCanyon. The search engine relied on "implicit" search instead of directly asking the searcher questions regarding his or her intent. In an interview with the company's Mark Cramer, the two talk about the concept of being an add-on to a search engine, implicit data to predict behavior, and social streams.Read the whole story...