Google Knowledge Carousel

A new Google Knowledge Graph feature was discovered today by Gyi Tsakalakis. In the source code it’s marked up only as “KL” but Googlers refer to it as the Knowledge Carousel.

What was the original name? If I could take a guess it would be something like:

  • Knowledge Link
  • Knowledge Lane
  • Knowledge List

Here’s how it looks like for Jamie Oliver “TV” triggered search:

Knowledge Links

 

SMX Melbourne 2012

Here is the list of our presentations during SMX Melbourne 2012. You will also be able to see us at our booth (#1).

Our Booth SMX Melbourne 2012

 

YouTube Wants Your Real Name

YouTube now wants to know your real identity, not just your nickname. In efforts to create a ‘single unified product’ Google is self-canonicalising at every possible step and this is just one of them.

While editing one of my recent videos, I was offered to used my real name instead of my YouTube nickname:

youtube-screenshot-step-1

As you can see my real identity was sourced from Google+ (which is known to reject profiles with made up names).…

 

Are Google’s Social Reports Inaccurate?

In our latest observed case, Google+ reported only 25% of the +1′s on the page we monitored. 

Is this a bug?

Navigate to Traffic > +1 Reports > Activity > All +1′s and you will see something like this:

Social Data

We recently had a sudden surge of +1′s for that particular URL and expected a more dramatic jump in the cumulative +1 graph.…

 

The importance of video for SEO

Dejan Petrovic talks at the Online Marketer conference with the guys from Hunting with Pixels regarding the importance of video to communicate your message online, and in turn the effective SEO impact this can have for business.

TLDR = Too long didn’t read… – often refers to an article that people don’t have the time and or inclination to read, due to the perceived time investment needed to understand the message.

 

Gephi Brainstorm

Gephi Brainstorm session with Amy Robinson, Dutch Driver, Vicki Hertzberg, Joshua Melville and Dan Petrovic.

Exploring ideas about how to graph a network of interestingness for a presentation at Quantified Self Conference next month at Stanford University.

Presentation Title: Quantified Curiosity.  …

 

Google+ Custom URL: Here’s what happens

Here’s what happens when Google+ offers you a vanity URL. Dejan SEO page was offered a custom URL so we took some screenshots. First, you will notice a dark gray bar saying “Your page is preapproved for the custom URL: google.com/+PageName [Claim URL] Learn More”. 

 

Using Google Webmaster Tools: Like a Pro

This is a stream/recording of the live hangout session with Dan Petrovic on Google+. We’re discussing ways of using Google Webmaster Tools to extract valuable data and intelligence about your website.

To join the hangout visit this page.

 

Dan Petrovic Gets a Vanity URL on Google+

I heard that Google was starting to issue vanity URLs to selected few active and verified accounts so I decided to hack my own together, ahead of time.

SERP Injection Test

OK, so it’s not very useful as it doesn’t lead anywhere, but it was an interesting experiment.…

 

Small-Scale CTR Impact on Search Results

We tested the influence of small-scale click-through-rate on position of two pages on two new domains in Google. Two freshly registered domains (A & B) were used.

What did our test involve?
1. Search Google for “keyword”
2. Click on domain B in results.…

 

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