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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.…

 

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.…

 

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