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How Users Interact With Google+ Communities

We’re currently running a quick survey on how people use and interact with Google+ communities. If you haven’t done the survey yet please jump here and fill it out, it’s only five multiple choice questions and should take you about a minute.…

 

Blind SERP Click Experiment

This SEO experiment is designed to test people’s clicking preferences once textual content is removed and replaced by plain outlines. Our participants were asked to open the page and nothing else. Some of them decided to click on specific results and the outcome is visible below.…

 

Google+ Community Survey

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Conversations With Google

conversations with google

Google is undoubtedly the world’s most sophisticated search engine today, yet it’s nowhere near the true information companion we seek. This article explores the future of human-computer interaction and proposes how search engines will learn and interact with their users in the future.…

 

Google Application Search

Today I spotted a new search option on Google – “Applications”. Not sure if I’ve been blind or this is a completely new option in the “More” section.

google application search

 

Yes, Google May Ignore Some of Your Links

Ignored Links

When Google crawls the web, they try to be smart about how they manage and prioritise their resources. There is variety of clues and signals helping them decide what document to crawl and index and how deep to go on a certain path.…

 

Why [Press Release] Submission is a Waste of Time

SEO industry has a knack for turning perfectly legitimate marketing disciplines into… something spammy. This is exactly what happened to the idea of press releases and the way they are distributed and picked up.

Press Release Bot

Googlers are aware of PR submission websites and very likely have ways of algorithmically handling well-known sources (PRWeb, PRWire…etc).  …

 

Baraza

While looking for unusual Google URLs I found a curious little Google project which has, until now, failed to grab my attention. Essentially Baraza is a knowledge market packed in a Q&A community, driven by a point system.

“Baraza is a free service that enable users to get their questions answered by the community.

 

YouTube Subscriber Hack

I have recently discovered a neat trick to get more subscribers to your YouTube channel by utilising the subscription lightbox feature (depicted below).

To see this hack in action go here.

youtube subscriber hack

This feature can be used in your social media stream, profile, website or as part of your newsletter call to action and it provides a faster and more direct way to funnel in new channel subscribers.…

 

Google+ Stimulates Connections & Discussion

Some Google+ users are starting to notice the “Never miss another post” prompt such as the one below:

subscribe circles

birthdays

The overview offers an easy way to manage your notifications. It looks like Google is trying to push their circle notification feature and drive conversation on their social platform.…

 

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