diberry - 3:13 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
This is an extremely helpful thread, JD_Toims, and my thanks to Bill Slawski as well.
I think I'm just restating what others have said, but the implications of these patents is that Google's intention is to have the engine produce the sort of results another (extremely knowledgeable) human who "knows what you mean" would give you.
Unfortunately, the securing of keyword data makes it hard for me to tell how much or how little this is impacting my sites. I'm not noticing much difference in my own searches, either, so I'm just not sure what to think. How much evidence are any of you seeing that this works the way the patents imply it will?