---- Yet another obvious Local Search patent granted
Webwork - 1:57 pm on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)
From the patent:
A local search engine geographically indexes information for searching by identifying a geocoded web page of a web site and identifying at least one geocodable web page of the web site. The system identifies a geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page of the web site. The geocode indicates a physical location of an entity associated with the web site. The system indexes content of the geocoded web page and content of the geocodable web page. The indexing including associating the geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page to the indexed content of the geocoded web page and the geocodable web page to allow geographical searching of the content of the web pages.
Holy Mothers of Invention! That reads an awful lot like "We'll look for the zip code or telephone area code on the website, associate the zip/area code with a location and then we'll index the website by association with the "geocode" . . err . . cough . . cough . . zip code".
Somebody put me in restraints before I punch a hole in my monitor. What an utter load of patentoffices invention wordifying nonsense.
[edited by: Webwork at 2:00 pm (utc) on June 27, 2007]