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Mind-Blowing Hack for Competitive Link Research

Peek-a-boo Links

Last week I presented a method for search result hijacking. The story got much coverage in the SEO community, perhaps due to the fact that Rand Fishkin’s authority pages were also compromised as part of our experiment. One thing I did not elaborate on in the original article was the peculiar way Google Webmaster Tools handle document canonicalisation.…

 

Google+ Wants Complete Profiles

Google+ has started encouraging users to complete their personal profiles. LinkedIn has been very persistent on profile completeness and have used the percentage bar to motivate users to supply more data. Google+ now uses a similar approach for users who have not yet supplied all the information to their social network.…

 

PageRank Update: November 2012

Pagerank Update

Google has pushed out public toolbar PageRank values estimated to date back to 31 October which was our most recent post affected by the update.

#endofmessage…

 

How I Hijacked Rand Fishkin’s Blog

Search Result Hijacking

Search result hijacking is a surprisingly straightforward process. This post will go over theory, test cases done by Dejan SEO team and offer ways for webmasters to defend against search result theft.…

 

Impact of Follower to Following Ratio on Google+

follower experiment header

The objective of this experiment was to determine whether there is a connection between the ratio of “circled” and “in circles” and page position in internal Google+ search. Often you will find that very popular pages follow only a handful of others and they tend to rank high on Google+ searches.…

 

Next Panda Update: More Forgiving?

Panda Google

We’re seeing signs of thin-repetitive content finding its way back into Google’s index in the last couple of days. Is this a sign of a gentler, more forgiving search quality algorithm?

There are a few search queries which I perform regularly, one of them scans for recent references of our website online and this typically this returns fresh and unique references.…

 

Ask Dan: SEO Questions #1

Hangouts on Air: Dan Petrovic answers SEO related questions live on Google+

Join here: https://plus.google.com/events/coeknc5obvn7mnesv08294jk40s

Hangout Participant Contribution:

Alistair Lattimore:

Regarding the discussion about changing domain names & Google Analytics, you shouldn’t need to create a new profile for the new domain name.…

 

Online Video Production & Marketing

Join Dan Petrovic and special guests Chris Lang, Ronnie Bincer, Mark Robertson, Todd Hartley, Robert Moorman where the topic for discussion is all about the production and marketing of video online. We’ll also ask the hangout participants to share their tips and experiences.…

 

SEO Myth Busted: Bounce to Results is a Negative Signal

Busted

In today’s hangout with John Mueller we busted another SEO myth – negative impact of bounce-back to search results.

If people return to search result after visiting your website that is not a reliable negative signal for your website. The reason Google doesn’t rely on dwell-time in their ranking algorithm is due to the fact that some users may compare information from different sources.…

 

Learning From Ex-Googlers: Shoes of Prey SEO

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I like to analyse websites made by ex-Googlers to see how they do SEO, and today I looked at a website called “Shoes of Prey” by Mike Knapp. I intend to keep this post in form of a summary and free from editorial or opinion.…

 

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