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.…

 

Search Plus Your World Comes to Australia

Today we spotted a SPYW (Search Plus Your World) result in Google Australia and here’s how it looks like:

Search Plus Your World Australia

Notice the little person icon left from the result title? The feature was enabled for a session or two and then disappeared.…

 

Low-Confidence Knowledge Graph Results

I haven’t seen this feature before, but it looks like Google now displays “low confidence” or borderline cases in the knowledge graph results.

I tested this on a person search (“Mike Hudson“). What comes up is “See results about” with a generic image and no actual face:

Mike Hudson Knowledge Graph

When you roll over with a mouse, it changes the style and encourages a click.…

 

What is Google+ up to now?

I have a hunch about Google+ and its impact on Google’s link graph and the search algorithm in 2013. At this point I struggle for solid evidence but have set up a few antennas and observing any new developments.

That said, I have observed a few subtle adjustments to sharpen up the architecture of Google+, mainly through use of rel=”nofollow”.…

 

Server Attack Visualisation

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 our web server was attacked when somebody tried to hack our CMS admin password. I decided to visualise the attack on the busy server through log file analysis. It’s a game of pong!

The music you’re hearing is something I composed on my computer a few years back titled “Asteroid of Fear”.…

 

Random Acts of SEO

Today’s broadcast:

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Website details: Bank of the Poor

Hangout Notes by Alistair Lattimore from Convergent Media

URL Canonicalisation

The domain you asked for review on was bankofthepoor.org, however they want to be using bankofthepoor.com. This is evident throughout the internal pages of the site that carry rel=”canonical” tags reflecting bankofthepoor.com.…
 

Guerrilla SEO: BitTorrent

Guerilla SEO Cat

TL;DR

  1. Download BitTorrent
  2. Something, Something.
  3. Profits!

Part I: Download BitTorrent

Marketing professionals and SEOs, tend to hop on their rails and churn tasks on autopilot. Although this saves time and energy, it also makes you grey. You want to be purple.…

 

How Users Interact With Google+ Communities

We’re currently running a quick survey on how people use and interact with Google+ communities. If you haven’t done the survey yet please jump here and fill it out, it’s only five multiple choice questions and should take you about a minute.…

 

Blind SERP Click Experiment

This SEO experiment is designed to test people’s clicking preferences once textual content is removed and replaced by plain outlines. Our participants were asked to open the page and nothing else. Some of them decided to click on specific results and the outcome is visible below.…

 

Google+ Community Survey

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