Apr 012005

In a new patent application filed in December 2003 and made available to the public today, Google gives clues to the changes that began with the Florida Update in November 2003.

The Document is titled “Information Retrieval Based On Historical Data” and basically outlines all the ways Google would like to use your site’s past history in determining its present ranking. The document also makes clear that Google now takes a whole site into consideration when ranking unlike PageRank which just considered individual pages.

Some quick points that I jotted down include… Continue reading »