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Google removes ‘Not Selected’ from Index Status

Not Selected

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.

Check out the original Google+ thread by Tommy Redmond on which John clarified the disappearance of the index status feature.…

 

Google Webmaster Tools: Now with less link data!

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.

Ignored Links

I first heard from Jim Munro and later from Jason Mun who both noticed suspicious reductions in the amount of available link data suspecting at potential impact of link disavow tool.…

 

Link Disavow Statistics

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.…

 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Melbourne Public Lecture

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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

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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.…

 

LCA2013: Interview With Bunnie

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.…

 

Google+ Pushes Ads for Pages

Google+ Ad

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).…

 

Scaling Up Your Agency

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

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There is no such thing as Author Rank. Yet.

Author Rank? Hold your horses.

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.…

 

Competitor Research Methodology Hangout

Today we will have an internal meeting instead of the usual hangout format, but will allow members of this panel to join in. It will be broadcast live and recorded on YouTube as usual. Our developer Ivan Čurdinjaković will present a new tool and competitive link research methodology for the first time.…

 

Yandex Webmaster Tools: Another Link Data Source

Webmasters and SEOs often rely on link data from well-known third party tools such as Majestic SEO or SEOMoz but forget to dip into search engines’ own data. Google and Bing Webmaster Tools show a representative chunk of your link data.…

 

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