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Search versus Recommendation: Not The Only Tension

Greg Linden has an interesting post on Search on a domain like YouTube.  I reproduce it here because I would like to elaborate on it:
The article focuses on YouTube’s “plans to rely more heavily on personalization and ties between users to refine recommendations” and “suggesting videos that users may want to watch based on what [...] → Read More: Search versus Recommendation: Not The Only Tension

Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware

In February and May 2009, I reported Google paying WhenU spyware to cover selected sites with those sites’ own Google PPC ads. These bogus placements perpetrate a practice I call “conversion inflation”: They let Google claim credit for purchases that w… → Read More: Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware

Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware

In February and May 2009, I reported Google paying WhenU spyware to cover selected sites with those sites’ own Google PPC ads. These bogus placements perpetrate a practice I call “conversion inflation”: They let Google claim credit for purchases that w… → Read More: Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware

Search Questions for 2010: What’s On My Mind

Happy New Year to the Noisy Community and everyone else in virtual earshot! I hope everyone is entering 2010 well-rested and ready for great things. And I don’t just mean shiny new gadgets. For me, 2009 marked the end of a decade-long run at Endeca, where I focused on bringing HCIR to enterprises. I’m particularly [...] → Read More: Search Questions for 2010: What’s On My Mind