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    Google Patent Explained
    Go to http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/tex...2005-71368.asp

    Some of the recent patent info is explained quite nicely.
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    A few problems with this article:

    - The patent application was published on March 31, 2005 (not filed as the author states). This means that the application was filed 18 months before that.

    - The author writes the article as if everything in the patent has already been incorporated into G's algo. This is simply an application for a patent and certainly doesn't mean that G is actually doing any of the things discussed.

    - The previous point undercuts the veracity and importance of the entire article. He has provided no empirical proof that G is actually doing any of these things, so it should be given little, if any, more credibility than any of the other speculation about G's algo that goes on every day.

    Still, it's an interesting read, but I suggest reading the actual patent application at uspto.gov rather than his interpretation of it if you're truly interested.

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    Keeping ifb's comments in mind, here is another way of looking at this topic:

    http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/inte...ng-factors.htm

    The G patent filings are highlighted as green (or blue?) rows.

    Use at you own risk
    Last edited by LearnAbout; June 14th, 2005 at 10:24 AM. Reason: Gee, spelling...

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    The actual patent is some good stuff, but a really hard read. A plain English summary is certainly helpful.

    Whether they've incorporated the changes or not, it's good to be prepared in advance.
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    It's always a good idea to keep up with G's patents/applications. But I also believe that preaching or accepting speculation as fact is harmful to the SEO community. The intelligent webmaster should be aware of major publications (like the patent app), but keep in mind that only G truly knows what affects rankings.

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