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May 2013: A Massive Algorithm Update at Google?

It started in Australia as many webmasters and SEOs noticed a Venice-like update and now it looks like we’re looking at a global algorithm change.

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Mozcast shows a very turbulent 5th of May.

Jim Stewart was one of the first Australian SEOs to spot the change saying “ They’ve replaced places for organic…”.…

 

Tracking Rankings With Google’s Referrer URL

Earlier this year I wrote about the problem of diminishing keyword data and offered a number of solutions to overcome this problem. Today I will highlight one specific method of keyword and position mining – server log files.

These days there is no such thing as an absolute ranking position.…

 

Discover Google+ pages while you browse the web

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Enhance your Google+ stream by following the Google+ pages that you find interesting:

  • When you visit a site connected to a Google+ page, a slider will appear on the side of the browser window. Hover over the slider to expand it and easily add the page to your circles.
 

Is Google’s Cache Your Traffic or Google’s Traffic?

I have real-time analytics on my wall in the office and every now and then I bump into an odd case of search traffic. This time I spotted a very unusual keyword:

cache:http://dejanseo.com.au/anchor-text-proximity-experiment/

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It’s impossible to search Google for the above as a regular query (unless you use quotes) and users are taken to Google’s cache of the page and not your own site.…

 

Impact of Word Count on Social Shares

I have so far written around 200,000 words of content. Some of my posts are long and detailed, others can be amazingly short. I experimented with various formats over the years but was unable to find the exact pattern of an ideal post size for my own blog.…

 

Anchor Text Proximity Experiment

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Background

I always felt that surrounding text plays a semantic role in Google’s search algorithm, but was never able to ascertain the degree of its influence or whether it has any impact at all. This experiment was designed to test impact of link context on a small scale with a unique search term.…

 

Link Disavow Placebo

Disavow Links and Relax...

Topic Controversy

After much debate in the webmaster community regarding the effectiveness of the link disavow tool on an algorithmic level, Danny Sullivan myth-busted the whole thing1 thanks to his contacts at Google. Another source2 adds further confusion to the case, however, as it perfectly aligns with webmaster observations (no documented case of recovery through link disavow tool upload only) and statements made by some Googlers (and ex-Googlers3 ) regarding the link disavow tool.…

 

Celebrity Website SEO Audit

This week we’re introducing a new theme to our weekly hangouts on air. We will pick a few celebrity websites and perform a quick SEO audit on each.

This week we’re focusing on the music industry:

http://www.ladygaga.com/
http://www.metallica.com/
http://www.theprodigy.com/
http://www.justinbiebermusic.com/
http://www.britneyspears.com/

How to join?

 

SMX Sydney 2013

SMX Sydney 2013 PresentationInnovative SEO Techniques for Competitive Industries

Date: 3 April 2013
Wednesday, 11:15am – 11:45am
Track: SEO Tools & Tricks
Room: Main Ballroom

Dan Petrovic shares unique SEO techniques employed by Dejan SEO team in highly competitive industries. This session includes new research methodologies, original tools, case studies and extraordinary SEO experiments others thought impossible.…

 

SEO Q&A: Bloggers Edition

Answering SEO questions with focus on bloggers and blogging:

- Technical optimisation
- Content
- Authorship
- Guest posts
- Safe link practices
- Latest algorithms
- Blogging platforms

You’ll be able to watch the event live on this page:

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