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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.…

 

Is it enough to use Google Webmaster Tools for link clean-up?

We’ve been repeatedly asked about where we got the idea that Google Webmaster Tools should be enough to perform link cleanup. After a few hours of video digging we found it at: 37:17

John: So generally speaking, you can find all the links you need for webspam or algorithmic reasons in webmaster tools.…

 

Experiment With Tabbed Content

 

Fake Profiles: How many clues can you spot?

How many clues can you find in this image which reveal this Google+ profile as fake?

fake profile

 

Australia’s Strong Future is Linked with Rising Asia

Australia is in a strong position, but must adapt to take full advantage of rising Asia, OECD says.

The Australian economy is robust and faces a solid short-term outlook, but it must continue adapting to ensure that its privileged place in the Asia-Pacific region contributes to long-term sustainable growth, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Australia.…

 

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