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.…

 

Bing Improves Webmaster Tools with Changes to Site Activities Widget

Bing made a new move to improvem the data provided to webmasters through Bing Webmaster tools. The new change affected the activities widget found in the Bing WT dashboard.

bing webmaster tools site trending

Vincent Wehren wrote in the announcement post:

“For the metrics Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, and Crawl errors we will now show you the percent change for the selected date range (as selected in the date selector near the top of the dashboard) compared to the prior date range of the same length. 

 

Breakfast with Google’s Search Team

When Amit Singhal was a kid he watched Star Trek and dreamed of having a computer with all the answers…

Googlers talk about the future of search, information retrieval and human-computer interaction. 

Amit suggests that questions “Where is search going?” and ” What is the future of search?” already have answers and most people who ask, already know it and simply want to verify that Google is up to make it happen.…

 

Website SEO Review Panel at PeSA 2012

At the PeSA Internet Conference in May, Dejan SEO’s Dan Petrovic joined a panel of experts to review websites in an interactive site clinic.

Website SEO Review Panel

  • Jim Stewart (Chair)
  • Dan Petrovic
  • Bhauvik Tripathi
  • Michael Jenkins

Sites:

  • www.thatsliving.com.au
  • www.auditflow.com
  • www.stylecovers.com.au
  • www.rugstar.com.au
 

Experimental Methodology & Reporting for SEO

SEO Experimental Process

SEO experiments can help us gain a better understanding of how search engines operate and information gained can be used for competitive advantage. However, in order to make valid and reliable findings which can be applied to ‘real world’ projects, proper methodology and reporting should be used.…

 

Google Webmaster Tools Now Offer Search Queries Alerts

With a few new updates to Google Webmaster Tools, Google team decided to add one more, one that compliments the recent addition of crawl errors alerts [1].

search queries alerts

GWT now offers alerts for search queries [2].  Javier Tordable of Google wrote:

“The Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools shows, among other things, impressions and clicks for your top pages over time.

 

Guest Blogging? Exercise Caution!

Have you ever done any guest blogging? Here’s a few tips on how to stay safe and avoid breaching search engine guidelines.

Choose Wisely

Google has 25,270,000,000 pages in their index. Imagine a tiny little fraction of their index to represent your guest blogging opportunities.…

 

The Random Google

Is Google purposely randomizing things just to mess with us? Let’s take a look at one patent and two SEO experiments.

Random Choices

In March 2011, I wrote an article outlining an interesting phenomenon I observed with PageRank distribution in a controlled test environment.…

 

My First Computer

Orao Computer

My first computer was called Orao (not Oreo), which translates to “Eagle” and it featured a whopping 16K of RAM. According to Wikipedia, this 8-bit computer was a superior version to its predecessor Galeb (Seagull) and was released in 1984 as a standard school computer in Yugoslavia.…

 

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