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100 Dollar Marketing Challenge

100 Dollar Idea

If you had only $100 to promote something, how would you spend it?

We’re looking for creative and helpful ideas for ‘marketing on a shoestring’. Tell us how you would spend $100 to get the maximum ROI. The answer we like the best will receive $100 via PayPal.…

 

PageRank Modelling Study

This is an academic study of controlled PageRank modelling of a simplified link graph in a collection of three documents.

Key Observations:

  1. Introduction of a new document into the existing collection reduces the PageRank value of existing documents
  2. Differences in PageRank value of chain-linked documents vs.
 

Wolfram | Alpha Updates

What’s new in Wolfram|Alpha? Here’s a list of the latest changes and updates rolled out in May 2012.

Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine

NEW CURRENCY DENOMINATIONS

sample inputs:
zambia 25 ngwee coin
1 haiti gourde coin
50 ethiopia birr bill
25 east timor centavos
200 algeria dinars

CITY BOUNDARIES ON LOCAL MAPS

sample inputs:
nyc
local map of Santa Fe, NM

ENTITY-PROPERTY CHAINING

sample inputs:
population of the bordering countries of france
GDPs of the official speaking countries of mandarin chinese
tax rate of the states of hoover dam
birthdays of the discoverers of neptune
most common words in the acts of the Merchant of Venice

VENUS TRANSIT

sample inputs:
venus transit

PROPERTIES OF FALLING RAINDROPS

sample inputs:
5mm diameter rain drop
what is the average raindrop size in 3inches of rain per hour?…

 

Elliot Loney: Meet the man from the ‘Man Vs Metro’

Elliot Loney

Interview with Elliot Loney, the man in the ‘Man Vs Wild’ spoof video filmed in Melbourne, Australia.

Tell our audience a bit about you.

As long as I can remember, Ive always been the class clown – always had massive enjoment from making people laugh.…
 

Viral Video: Man Vs Metro

‘Man Vs Metro’ is a Melbourne-based ‘Man Vs Wild’ parody video produced by Max Price & Sam Roney from Priceless Productions.

Video by Priceless Productions
Starring: Elliot Loney
Edited by: Max Price
Cameramen: Max Price & Sam Roney

We expect this video to go from 3,000 to 30,000 views in the first month (we were so wrong about this, the video hit 100K in less than 48 hours) and then potentially hit the critical mass and go truly viral.…

 

Google Knowledge Graph: How did this happen?

Google goes one step further in attempt to become an intelligent search engine by introducing their knowledge graph results. “Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons.”, Google.

Knowledge Graph

Predictions for 2012

Earlier this year I predicted the three key improvements in Google’s algorithm will be improved spam detection, social graph and knowledge graph.…

 

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.…

 

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