All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Categories’
Last week a Google engineer told us “The next big thing for image search would be the ability to search based on visual concepts, such as a picture of a house on a mountain with a river in front of it.” And now, Google Images allows you to restrict your search to a specific category – albeit in an “unofficial” mode only – and one of these categories may well be powered by actual image recognition (as opposed to textual keyword analysis). Right now, the available modes are (at least) the following:
Lee Odden blogged about Google Categories yesterday. I wasn’t able to duplicate the categories look, but it did get me thinking about the ramifications to online competition if categories in search become commonplace. As well as how categories might influence our SEO strategies as business owners.
Google is always testing tweaks to their search results but today I noticed a very interesting feature that I think is called Google Categories. Below is a screen grab of SERPs for “dvd players”. “motorola cell phones” also triggered these results but things like “lawn care” and “art museums” did not. It’s obviously product focused.
There are two main broad categories of risk with Web 2.0, social engineering and flaws in developer’s code. For people who are working web 2.0, having a risk table and mitigation standards for these two broad categories will help define policy and guidance when something bad happens.
Kosmix.com is a self-proclaimed “world class search engine that lets people search less, and discover more great stuff.” It attempts to return search results sorted into categories that the user can then inspect or ignore. But based on the results several test queries generated, Kosmix still has a few kinks to work out.
ScriptLogic Corporation Dominates Management Category; Wins in Seven Categories in the Third Annual Awards.
This article is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of the book Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP , by Matt Stephens and Doug Rosenberg. The book provides an entertaining look at some of the flaws behind Extreme Programming (XP), whilst suggesting some alternative strategies and practical techniques to achieve XP’s agile goals in a more rigorous way.