Google’s patent application (filed 13 September 2005) for Ranking blog documents is being discussed around the web.
“A blog search engine may receive a search query. The blog search engine may determine scores for a group of blog documents in response to the search query, where the scores are based on a relevance of the group of blog documents to the search query and a quality of the group of blog documents. The blog search engine may also provide information regarding the group of blog documents based on the determined scores.”
The Google Operating System blog has a nice summary of the features Google mentions as useful in separating the blogs from the splogs. No surprises here.
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Spotted on Micro Persuasion.