As you are used from State of Search, being the best conference coverage website out there, we are covering SES New York. We have bloggers reporting, but we’ve also decided to take a different angle this year. We have asked a few speakers to describe their own presentation. Because after all, what better coverage than from the source itself? In this post Greg Jarboe explains what his talk at SES was all about.
Over the past five years, Google has redefined “great content” three times. Five years ago, Google defined “great content” as a useful, information-rich site, and pages that clearly and accurately describe your content. In May 2007, Google’s move to universal search redefined “great content” to include videos, images, news, maps, and books. In December 2009, Google’s introduction of realtime search redefined “great content” to include blog posts and live updates on sites like Twitter and FriendFeed. And in February 2011, “a big algorithmic improvement” to Google’s ranking redefined “great content” again. (more…)