Neven Vision, or Nevenengineering, Inc., has a strong background in facial and object recognition technologies, and has been broadening their offerings by focusing upon mobile technology, including two patent application filed over the past couple of years for image-based search on a mobile device equipped with a camera. I’ve written a little about the acquisition, and the company and its technology (including patents) in this post: Google Acquires Neven Vision: Adding Object and Facial Recognition Mobile Technology. … [Read more...] about Google Acquisitions – SEO by the Sea
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So, Google might use GPS or Cell tower triangualation, or even IP addresses to create an initial estimate of the location of someone using one of these services, and then look at heatmaps of locations from data collected about that person to refine an estimate of where they might be located. … [Read more...] about Google to Provide Better Accuracy in Location-Based Services?
2. Content quality is decisive Many of the changes in the SERPs are content related. Publishers were amongst some of the biggest winners this year. The Guardian was amongst the losers in our 2014 end of year analysis, but this year is in the top 10 biggest winners. In around mid-2013 The Guardian underwent a relaunch moving from guardian.co.uk to the guardian.com, which when you look at the visibility the relaunch was heavily successful. But if you look at 2014 only, you’ll see they lost visibility. In 2015 the newspaper has seen steady increases in visibility, which I know is based on their hard work to optimize their content. … [Read more...] about Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015 –
Google Forms is probably the only free polling software that supports logic branching. Logic branching allows you to create different sets of questions based on prior responses. Google Forms support a wide range of question types including scale and grid. You can choose to get e-mail notifications as tenants fill in a Google form with their responses. The forms created with Google Docs are mobile friendly, so your tenants can send their responses from mobile phone browsers. By incorporating Google Apps into your property management company’s standard operation procedures, you will be able to achieve efficiency, quality output, and uniformity of performance. … [Read more...] about Using Google Apps for Your Property Management Company
Employee profile pages. There’s nothing worse than going to a website and wondering if there are any humans behind it. Including some employee profile pages can really satisfy this need. If a company is particularly associated with a founder/proprietor/owner, this is even more important. Doctors, lawyers and partners of firms are often searched-for via their names, and not just via the firm’s name, so creating a unique page for each can enhance findability. More progressive companies should even consider including pages for less senior employees as well—employees may even be more dedicated to companies which are proud of them and promote them publicly. … [Read more...] about Google’s Usability Fixation Reveals Local Ranking Factors