Is the Google Patent All PR Hype?

Apr 4, 2005 • 8:41 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Last week we discussed a new patent released by Google that contained a possible answer for the Google Sandbox. Since then the forums were buzzing on the topic, including Search Engine Watch, WebmasterWorld, Cre8asite Forums, SEO Chat, HighRankings and DigitalPoint.

If you haven't had time to read the patent or you are just overwhelmed by it, has an excellent and detailed explanation of the complete patent, it is a must read.

What is interesting, is that some are discussing the possibility that this patent is all simply PR hype.

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04/06/2005 11:04 am

I donot think it is all PR hype, Google is using or will be using temporal factors to measure the quality of link popularity of any given site. This can explain a lot about why new sites donot rank well, ven though they might have good number of backlinks. Infact searchenginewatch had a thread a few months ago discussing the temporal factors of a link. How much of this factor affects a sites ranking, is an issue that is open to debate.

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