29 May '13, 4am
Google Files Patent for Understanding Multiple URLs for the Same Page
How well can a search engine match up different URLs on a site that point to the same page? Ideally, I’d want to make it so that there’s only one URL for each page, but this patent finds some value in situations such as whether URLs on a site though a web crawl can be matched up with different URLs for the same pages on the site that are uploaded as part of something like a product feed. When a product feed is uploaded, it may include additional information, such as prices for products. If Google can match up the crawled URLs with the uploaded URLS, it might be capable of displaying the crawl version of the URLs with the prices that accompany the product feed URLs.