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Interview with Robert J. Sawyer

Interview with a celebrity science fiction writer, Robert J. Sawyer, and his plan to beat PageRank.

ROBERT J. SAWYER

Note: This interview is a follow-up to an article titled “Work of Fiction Inspires a New Search Engine“. For those of you with less than 10 minutes to spare, here’s a quick teaser:

I am a hard S.F.

 

Webmaster Central and Web Search Helpdesk Hangout

Webmaster Central and Web Search Helpdesk Hangouts – July 13th 2012

Matt Storms's profile photo  AJ Kohn's profile photo  Mark Traphagen's profile photo  Dan Petrovic's profile photo  Thomas P.'s profile photo  Maile Ohye's profile photo  Gyi Tsakalakis's profile photo  John Mueller's profile photo  Brian Ussery's profile photo

 

‘Happy Birthday’ Says Google

Happy Birthday

Update your birthday on your Google+ profile for a special ‘birthday Google homepage’.…

 

SEO Experiment With Non-Link References

Does Google use written (non-linked) URLs as a ranking signal? Dejan SEO team investigates with a simple experiment.

Link and URL reference

The Almost Link

The web is full of plain text URL references and to me they are the missing link in the link graph.

 

Norwegian Technology Journalist Exposes an SEO Scam

Academic paper translation, with a link back! Another ‘clever’ SEO idea which further damaged the reputation of our industry.

SEO Scam: Translation Email

Image Credit:  Fraud 2.0: Albertio wants to stick his straw in NRKbeta’s Google Juice

What happened?

Around six months ago I received an email from a translation service offering to translate one of my science articles from English to Bulgarian.…

 

Recent Google+ Advancements

Google’s mission to create a platform of social engagement continues unabated a year after the launch of Google+. Recently, the company made two exciting announcements for the social network: it is going on tablets and it is making life events easier and more fun to share on the web.…

 

Be a ‘Google Power Searcher’

Google has many hidden features that can enhance and focus search queries, but not all of them are known to the public at large. These are in addition to the standard and advanced search options that are displayed whenever people use Google.…

 

Google Maps for Android: Now Offline!

Have you ever lost reception while driving and discovered your Google map app could no longer give you directions? Previously, an internet connection was required to access area maps, so in places with low or no reception, you’d just have to find your own way.…

 

WordPress Sites Will Ruin the Web

Many great websites are suddenly and quietly disappearing out of search results and we blame WordPress for that.

In the last 30 days I’ve seen more websites disappear out of Google’s index than ever and went to investigate in hope to understand what is going on.…

 

Google +1 Recommendations

Today we’re rolling out a new feature of the +1 button to this preview group: when users hover over a +1 button, we’ll recommend other great content from the same site.  

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From Google+ Platform Preview Forum:

“This feature is available by default, so there’s nothing you need to do to enable it.  …

 

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