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Search Tips: Download PDF Collections

Search Google like a pro with these handy tips on advanced search queries, utilities and research tools.

How to download multiple PDF documents on the same subject from the same site?

Here’s our search query: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=site%3Amit.edu+filetype%3Apdf+inurl%3Aastronomy&num=100

Understanding the query:

  • site:mit.edu (search only through mit.edu)
  • filetype:pdf (only display PDF documents)
  • inurl:astronomy (word astronomy must be mentioned in the URL)
  • &num=100 (Optional: this parameter enables 100 results per search result page)

Downloading PDFs

Now that your documents are listed in search results use the “Download Master” Chrome extension to download all PDF files to your computer.…

 

Education of Tomorrow, Today

Google Lecture

Engaging students and educators in Australia with Google’s tools and search education programmes.

It is a well-known fact that Google is the main and, by far, most popular search engine online, delivering reliable, incredibly fast and precise results upon every search.…

 

Majestic SEO Upgrades Link Metrics

Majestic SEO introduces ‘Flow Metrics’, SEO industry’s brand new link quality metrics based on trust and citations.

While SEOMoz was undecided whether to proceed with link quality metrics Majestic SEO released two completely new link quality metrics based on their own web graph.…

 

Google Semantic Search: It’s Alive!

We’ve been waiting for more semantic results from Google since the acquisition of Freebase. Well now it’s here!

Steps

State of Search reported on interesting types of search results starting to show in Google so we went to investigate further.

Our initial search queries were around business people, politicians and other well-known people.…

 

SEO Experiment: Google Image Search

Our previous SEO experiments hinted at a possibility of Google (purposely?) shuffling the results out of expected pattern. This time we investigate what happens on a larger scale and use 100 images for our test.

The Experiment

We started by creating a row of numbers in Excel (1-100) and used conditional formatting to colour all the cells.…

 

Enterprise SEO: 2012 and Beyond

Enterprise SEO Header Image

Learn about the key elements behind our most successful enterprise SEO campaigns.

Enterprise SEO brings a whole new set of challenges on top of usual set of best optimisation practices and one of the most momentous obstacles with large-scale campaigns is the sheer scale of things.…

 

Google Webmaster Tools Dumps Three Redundant Features

Jonathon Simon, Google webmaster trends analyst reports on three features which will be removed from Google Webmaster Tools due to low usage or redundancy.

Features to be removed in the next two weeks:

  • Subscriber Stats
  • Create robots.txt
  • Site performance

We knew that some shape or form of clean-up was coming up as Google collected feedback from the webmaster community.…

 

Why Google Went Social

Let’s take a look at some of the confirmed ranking factors and find out the reasons behind Google’s social focus.

Social Circle

Part 2 of the Search Quality Series by Dejan SEO

Our first search quality article discusses the link graph theory, co-citation, social graph, knowledge graph and top-level spam detection techniques.…

 

Exact Match Query Bug in Google

Here’s an interesting glitch in Google exact match search. The bug breaks down into two parts, one directly related to the exact match search and the other to suggested search feature.

We searched for the following (in quotes): “Today we’re improving the performance of the +1 button and the” and the results seemed normal, but upon closer inspection it was clear that an exact match was missed.…

 

Discovering Fake Consumer Reviews With GSRank

Researchers are working on ways to discover fake reviews by detecting organised groups of review spammers.

Fake Review Spam Formula

Researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago and Google have just introduced a new spam-fighting metric called GSRank which is a product of behavioural observation of spammer groups.…

 

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