Fake Profiles: How many clues can you spot?

How many clues can you find in this image which reveal this Google+ profile as fake?

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Australia’s Strong Future is Linked with Rising Asia

Australia is in a strong position, but must adapt to take full advantage of rising Asia, OECD says.

The Australian economy is robust and faces a solid short-term outlook, but it must continue adapting to ensure that its privileged place in the Asia-Pacific region contributes to long-term sustainable growth, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Australia.…

 

Switch Off Impressions in Google Webmaster Tools

How do you switch off impression data in Google Webmaster Tools traffic graph? You can’t. And it’s annoying.

When I go to GWT I like to check my traffic data by going to “Search Queries” section. What I typically see is a flat clicks graph as impressions data always outperforms the clicks.…

 

Google Introduces Data Highlighter to Webmaster Tools

The last few major updates revolved around structured data or equally important parts that make Google understand our pages better and in return provide better and more detailed results. One such update is the addition of Data Highlighter to Webmaster Tools as announced on the Google’s official blog post.…

 

Creative Link Building Hangout

In this hangout we’ll be focusing on a single website and throw all our technical and creative power at it.

This hangout will be broadcast live to everyone but only members of the The Hangout Panel can participate in the live session.…

 

The Hidden Value of Custom Video Images on YouTube

Our observations indicate that Google might be utilising their image recognition technology from search to find related videos on YouTube. In a number of follow-up test cases we found strong correlation between the two, but only with fresh videos or those who don’t appear to be well-optimised (title, tags, description and other elements).…

 

PageRank Split Experiment

PageRank Split Experiment

One of the commonly circulated SEO theories is that links from pages with many outgoing links are not worth much. Dejan Labs team put this theory to a test in hope to find out what really happens.

The Experiment Setup

Number of domains involved: 3 (2 test domains referred to as “A” and “B” and a buffer domain used to bridge PageRank)
Test domain characteristics: Very similar domain format with slight variation.…

 

Link Quantity

“How many links will you get me per month?” – this is one of the most frequently asked questions.

Simon and Dan discuss link quantity expectations in more detail and later follow up with Google for their opinion.…

 

Google Ignores Hidden Content – Including Tabs?

Google on Tabbed ContentIn today’s hangout with John Mueller from Google we found that Google tends to ignore content which seems to be off-screen (e.g. -9999px). We asked whether a portion of a website could be accidentally treated as hidden content and not trigger that page in search results for the search terms contained within the falsely detected hidden section.…

 

Rejuvenating Old Links

Rejuvenating Old Links

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve commenced another search experiment. We’re investigating the impact of link rejuvenation on page’s performance in search. More specifically, we’ll be changing the format of existing links to create new ones.

Background

When Google re-crawls a page and runs into a link which is slightly changed from the last crawl it will treat it as a new link*.…

 

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