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.…

 

Guerilla SEO: Turn Your Blog into a PDF

Two weeks ago Dan wrote an article titled Guerilla SEO: BitTorrent, it explains how someone would go about creating and uploading their BitTorrent file and for what purpose to some extent. Well, I’ve decided to push you a bit in that direction by showing you how you can automate the process of PDF creation from your own blog.…

 

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.…

 

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.…

 

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