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Cheung Dominic D, Graham Gabriel, Snell Scott W, Lang Alan E, Bove Jane C, Maritato Frank Jr, Davis Darren J: Position bidding in a pay for placement search system. Overture Services, May 21, 2003: EP1313053-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for a pay for placement database search system includes storing one or more search listings associated with an advertiser, each search listing including a respective bid amount and receiving a bid cap for selected search listings. The respective bid amounts are adjusted for the selected sea ...


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Doliov Stephan: A system and method to determine the validity of an interaction on a network. Overture Services, January 6, 2003: KR1020027010554 (3 worldwide citation)

The method and system of the invention utilize limited data to yield information about the validity of any given interaction with a website. Once validity information is available, an operator can determine whether or not to continue offering interactions to a given user. The operator collects data ...


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Singh Narinder Pal, Snell Scott W, Huffman Douglas T, Davis Darren J, Soulanille Thomas A, Cheung Dominic Dough Ming: Automatic advertiser notification for a system for providing place and price protection in a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Overture Services, April 2, 2003: EP1298568-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A notification method in a computer database system includes receiving a notification instruction from an owner associated with a search listing stored in the computer database system, monitoring conditions specified by the notification instruction for the search listing, and sending a notification ...


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Colace Ann Bettina, Snell Scott W, Daw Jeremy, Cheung Dominic Dough Ming, Watkins Benjamin James, Soulanille Thomas A, Ropp Matthew S, Graham Gabriel, Zhao Peng, Kharma Kenneth A, Phillips Susan Florence: System and method allowing advertiser to manage search listing in pay for placement search system using grouping. Overture Services, August 15, 2003: JP2003-228676 (2 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an improved system and method for managing search listings in pay for a placement system.SOLUTION: This system for advertisers to efficiently manage in pay for their search listings in a placement database search system is provided with a grouping means for managing ...


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Anick Peter G, Gourlay Alastair, Thrall John Joseph: Systems and methods for interactive search query refinement. Overture Services, Anick Peter G, Gourlay Alastair, Thrall John Joseph, RUBIN Steven, October 7, 2004: WO/2004/086192 (2 worldwide citation)

A received query is processed so as to generate an initial group of ranked documents corresponding to the received query. Each document in all or a portion of the documents in the initial group of ranked documents is associated with a respective set of ranked candidate terms such that each candidate ...


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Cheung Dominic, Lang Alan, Snell Scott, Zhang Jie, Wang Pierre, Kline Scott B, Biggs Jody D: Content performance assessment optimization for search listings in wide area network searches. Overture Services, Kline Scott B, Biggs Jody D, IVEY James D, November 18, 2004: WO/2004/100022 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for improving the relevance of search results given by, and favorable user experience with, a search engine by automatically detecting and removing search listings which are unusually infrequently selected by users from among other search listings. Data representing presentation ...


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Soulanille Thomas A: System and method for consulting an auction-based ranking of search results on a computer network. Overture Services, GNOFFO Vincent J, March 4, 2004: WO/2004/019171 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for displaying a search result list in response to a search request from a searcher using a computer network. Ranks in the search result list are auctioned for a search term for a determined display period. A database is maintained to include search listings, where ...


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Jeffery Dean Black, Jason Harvey Titus, Ira Joseph Woodhead: Dynamically categorizing entity information. Overture Services, Dreier, Seth H Ostrow, July 8, 2008: US07398266 (1 worldwide citation)

A set of criteria is acquired that defines a category of entities. The set of criteria is dynamically applied to identify an entity that meets the criteria. It is determined that the entity is registered as having control over at least a portion of a World-Wide Web address. The at least a portion of ...


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Ian D Hegerty, Jan O Gelin: Countrytagging. Overture Services, Seth H Ostrow, Dreir, October 21, 2008: US07441044 (1 worldwide citation)

A method that iteratively determines which web pages and web sites are of interest to a particular user in accordance with that user's geographic location or country. The described embodiment of the present invention determines zero or more countrytags for each web page or site considered. The descr ...


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Cheung Dominic Dough Ming, Singh Narinder Pal, Soulanille Thomas A, Davis Darren J: Method for determining the relative positions of search results based upon the amount paid by the search result provider. Overture Services, April 30, 2003: GB2381345-A (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing search listings in a search database such as the internet includes storing one or more search listings for an advertiser. Each search listing includes an associated search term. The system receives from the advertiser identification information for a search listin ...