Since the Interflora/Advertorial affair, webmaster community has been buzzing with discussion questioning Google’s own linking policies. SEO Book and Search Engine Land have covered this pretty well so there’s no need for me to repeat the events. Instead I’d like to point out that this is not the first nor the last time this is happening.…
This is an SEO experiment designed to ascertain whether it is possible to confuse Google into noindexing your pages with combined use of rel=”canonical” and “noindex”.
Read on to find out how we intend to do it and how you can help the experiment.…
John Mueller from Google has just confirmed that the “Not Selected” removal from Google Webmaster Tools was in fact intentional. The feature was confusing to webmasters, John says, and it sounds like it’s not coming back.
Sorry to bring the bad news guys, but it looks like Google’s dumped as much as three quarters or your link profile from the latest link report in Google Webmaster Tools.
TL;DR: We’re collecting Google’s link disavow tool data to learn more about the type of disavowed pages and domains through statistical analysis. Since Google wouldn’t release any stats on the tool I say, it’s time we start collecting and crunching our own data.…
Web weavers of the future
Looking at the impact of the Web on society, journalism, media, open research and scholarly communication.
Date: 4 February 2013
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: University of Sydney, Wilson Hall, Wilson Avenue, Parkville, VIC
About the Speaker: Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, also known as “TimBL,” is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.…
Andrew (bunnie) Huang
While a word “hacker” carries a negative connotation in the mainstream media, within any open-source and Linux community being a hacker is a good thing and certainly not associated with malicious, criminal activities.
Bunnie is the guy who hacked the Xbox and later wrote a book about it.…
While managing our Google+ page today I noticed an ad for Adwords Express in the promo bar. It was suggesting that I can pay for more followers through advertising in search, maps and mobile (display is also available).
Right click revealed the following URL for the promo image: https://ssl.gstatic.com/s2/oz/images/promos/awx-32.png (AWX = AdWords Express).…
An open-format hangout on air where Australian SEO and marketing professionals discuss challenges associated with agency growth such as:
- Maintaining Quality of Work
- Talent Acquisition
- Team Dynamics
- Management Challenges
- Service Quality Consistency
- Training Practices
- Software & Systems
Featured Guests: Reprise Media & Mercurian Media
Author Rank is a popular concept in the SEO industry and one of the hottest topics in 2012. What I find strange about the whole thing is that nobody has any shred of proof that Author Rank plays any role in Google’s search algorithm today.…