How Google May Use Categories as a Search Ranking Factor

Here’s a patent for a system and method that determines a composite score for categorized search results. A Google patent filed in 2004, and granted Tuesday, describes how the search engine may try to associate Web pages with categories, and queries with categories, before coming up with a category score for each to use as a method to rank pages for categories.

How Google May Use Categories as a Search Ranking Factor.

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