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I just wrote about customizations in Google's knowledge panel, and that patent mentioned predictive algorithms may be part of it, like Google Now Imagine Google showing you customizations and Google Now cards that understood your context better? That could be really interesting.
 
Embedding Now with Google’s full “Knowledge Graph” -> Google Now Pushes Into the Next Frontier of Mobile Behavior #seo

Chennapragada spelled out the three-pronged direction of the product — what she called the “bets” her team is taking. The first bet was embedding Now with Google’s full “Knowledge Graph” — the billions-thick Web of people, places and things and their many interconnections.

The second is context. Now groks both the user’s location and the myriad of signals from others in the same spot. If you enter a mall, Now will tailor cards to what people in that mall typically ask for. “Both your feet are at the mall. You shouldn’t have to spell it out,” Chennapragada said. “Why should I futz with the phone and wade through 15 screens?”

And this is where the third benchmark for Now comes in: Tying that context to the apps on your phone, or ones you have yet to download. In two years, Google has indexed some 50 billion links within apps. In April, it began listing install links to apps deemed relevant in search. Indexed apps will be included in Now on Tap when it arrives in the latest Android version this fall.
Aparna Chennapragada, head of Google Now, talks about the future of Google's personal assistant.
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Is Danny Sullivan Notable enough to be included in Wikipedia?

The Wikipedia Discussion regarding Danny Sullivan's notability to be included is interesting if you've never seen such a decision undertaken at Wikipedia before.  There's a statement included from Matt Cutts voting that he is notable enough to be listed. 

Regardless of whether he is notable enough or not, it dos provide a good insight into how people are determined to be notable enough to be listed.
Keep Well-known, well sourced. --Davidcpearce (talk) 22:10, 20 June 2015 (UTC); Weak delete Admittedly, at one time there were news articles about him -- 2 or perhaps 3 (I'm getting 404 on the CNET news link). Neither of the articles is what I could consider "in depth.
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So to some extent it appears that Wikipedia trusts the printed version of the NY Times over the digital version. Coming from a completely digital environment that makes about as much sense as anything else from this Organization. It likely is a good indication of how much trust should be put in Wiki information.... basically....  no trust or at the very least verify any data outside of the project.
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

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+David Kutcher always, but it's 'bring a bottle' rules.  For some reason, nobody will license us...
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Good seeing the research taking place like AJ has!
 
Is Click Through Rate A Ranking Signal?

The evidence suggests that Google does use click-through rate as a ranking signal. Or, more specifically, Google uses click data as an implicit form of feedback to re-rank and improve search results.

My latest post where I explore whether CTR is a ranking signal. Hopefully the answer seems clear once you get through the post.

Thanks to +Danny Sullivan for continuing to ask the question, to +Rand Fishkin for continuing to test and to folks like +Ann Smarty, +Dan Shure, +Bill Slawski and +Cyrus Shepard (and many others I'm missing) for sharing this late yesterday with their followers. 

#seo  
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). Of course, these are completely uninvited and unexpected invitations to those named, so any or all of them may be unavailable.  That's just another part of the chaos.

This week, Ammon asked Terry and Kristin if they wanted to invite guests for the show.  The names of +Steve Gerencser +Debra Mastaler and +Patricia Skinner were all mentioned very quickly, but at the time of writing this, I don't know if any of them were formally invited (until now).  We shall soon find out.

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.  Feel free to jump in and not only join the conversation, but help steer it.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). Of course, these are completely uninvited and unexpected invitations to those named, so any or all of them may be unavailable.  That's just another part of the chaos.

This week, Ammon asked Terry and Kristin if they wanted to invite guests for the show.  The names of +Steve Gerencser +Debra Mastaler and +Patricia Skinner were all mentioned very quickly, but at the time of writing this, I don't know if any of them were formally invited (until now).  We shall soon find out.

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.  Feel free to jump in and not only join the conversation, but help steer it.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

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Customized Results in Knowledge Panels?

An interesting shift in what may be shown to searchers based upon their past searching histories
A Google patent application describes how customized content might be shown in Knowledge panels to searchers.
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+Bill Slawski Yes. I suspect that, too. :(
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Google to Map Road Quality

A new Google patent application describes how the Search Engine might begin mapping the quality of Roads across the country.
We’ve all read about Google working to build self-driving cars, and I’ve written about Google building Google Maps programs to help people navigate to different places. A Google patent application published this week takes a closer look at computers in cars, and the many sensors that are connected to those, and it discusses how automotive … Continue reading Google to Map the Quality of Roads? →
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electronic GMO lol.... (google made organization)
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Why Do Answer Boxes Show Up at Google?

A Newly published Google patent application explores how Answer Boxes might be triggered in search results in response an a search result that can be associated with an answer box topic. The patent application was published  a couple of weeks ago, so this is potentially a fairly new technique to Google
A Google patent application describes how Google may identify search results for a query that are associated with an answer box topic in response to those results to decide what to show in an answerbox for that query.
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Join us next Wednesday 11am (est) 4am (uk) 8.am (pst) for #SEMrushchat, for "Keywords are Dead. Long Live Topics & Entities!"
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+Bill Slawski​ Looking forward to it! About time you were the guest on +SEMrush​ 😊
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I am joining +Barbara Starr in giving a presentation tonight for the Lotico Semantic Web San Diego Meetup, which is being cohosted by the SEO San Diego Meetup and the SEM San Diego Meetup.. We are sharing out slide deck to point out many of the patents we've been seeing from Google involving ranking in these days of the Knowledge graph.

We have a series of questions that we are discussing, that include:

What is a SERP?
Why Did Google Buy Meta-Web?
What is an Identifier?
How Does Google Use Machine IDs?
Why have Actions in Knowledge Panels?
Why Use Structured Displays (Cards)?
How Does Universal Search and Entity Search Use Repositories?
How Does Google Use Site Quality Scores?


The Presentation include links to a number of patents on those topics, some images from those patents, and quotes from the patents that stood out to us.

If you're in the San Diego area, and can join us, it would be great if you did.
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+William Rock Hope so !!!

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This Presentation is in San Diego, tomorrow night. If you're in the area, come on out, as I'm joined by +Barbara Starr for a presentation in which we explore Google's patents in.
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Hi +Patrick Coombe,

We have 136 people who RSVPed to attend tonight. It's a lot more active than the part of rural Virginia I moved here from. I'm looking forward to presenting this with Barbara, tonight.
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Interested in seo, search engines, searchers' behaviors, the future of search, the semantic web, music, the environment, and how the Web works.
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I grew up in New Jersey and Ohio, studied at the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law, and spend a lot of my time either doing SEO, looking at the code behind web pages or with my nose buried in a search-related patent.

I previously lived in the Virginia Piedmont, about 50 miles west of Washington, DC in a county filled with horse pastures and farm fields. I am presently located in Carlsbad, California.

I enjoy reading fiction and science fiction, listening to most types of music, delving into  the history behind small towns, out door photography, and exploring nature.

I am the Founder and President of SEO by the Sea, and I like working with people with their web sites, to help make them easier to find, and easier to use.

Some posts I've written in the past that focus upon analyzing patents from the search engines:

I am the Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital, on Google+ at Go Fish Digital

I am often called a patent analyst or patent expert or patent guru by many people and bloggers and media writers, but my job is not to analyze or interpret patents. I do that for fun, and to learn things about search engines and search that I otherwise couldn't.

I consider it performing due diligence and feeding my curiosity - the information behind many business models and algorithms that search engines use are being made public, and it's worth taking the time and making the effort to read through them and trying to understand what they say and why they say it.

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A great place to get local and healthy foods and produce, including farm fresh meats, cheeses, and many other products straight from the farm itself. I enjoy shopping at the farm market because I find myself wanting to sample everything I've purchased as soon as I get home and start unpacking my bags (sometimes I don't wait that long). The people who work there clearly love the place, and I'm usually asked more than once if I need any help, or have any questions. The store also includes lots of baked goods at great prices, honey and salsas and chutneys and many types of pickled produce from local manufacturers. They also carry organic goods and gluten-free mixes
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The best BBQ I've ever eaten was in a roofless wooden shack just outside of Dallas, serving ribs and pulled pork, brisket and chorizos, fried okra and cornbread, and more. It's a long way from Virginia to Dallas.Fortunately, the second best BBQ I've eaten is about a six minute drive away, at a truck stop down the Seminole trail. If you like BBQ, and you get a chance to stop by, you definitely should. It's not fine dining, but it's definitely good eating.I have half my meal left, and if I wasn't full, it might not last too long. Other reviews I've read have pointed out the location, decor, and atmosphere of the truck stop, and if you drive past, it might not be a place you'd consider stopping at. If you like ribs or pulled pork though, that would be a mistake.
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