Overture Services, Inc.
|Overture Services, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100082439||Online media exchange - A data processing system enables a network of interconnected public access computers (||04-01-2010|
|20090240600||System and Method for Conducting an Auction-Based Ranking of Search Results on a Computer Network - 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 the search listings are associated with a winning bidder for a specified rank in the search result list, the search term and the determined display period. The search result list displayed to the searcher includes search listings ordered in accordance with respective ranks, for the determined display period.||09-24-2009|
|20080288356||DISPLAYING PAID SEARCH LISTINGS IN PROPORTION TO ADVERTISER SPENDING - In a pay for placement database search system, in which advertisers pay to include their search listings in a database to be provided with search results in response to queries from searchers, each advertiser decides how much money he wants to spend on a search term. The search provider displays the advertisers' listings in proportion to the amount of money the respective advertisers spend. This permits the advertisers to subscribe to the database search system, deciding how much to pay for a subscription for a predetermined time period. The search provider can recommend an optimal spend amount for the advertisers.||11-20-2008|
Patent applications by Overture Services, Inc.