Penguin 3: An Underwhelming Update

Definition Penguin 3: A webspam algorithm update with limited scope, aimed at easily detected link schemes. How does it compare?

While it still has the ability to strongly impact individual sites, Penguin 3 was clearly rolled out to tackle only …

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The Great Link Paradox

The Great Link Paradox

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We used to link feely on the web and anchor text has always been a matter of context and choice. Google changed everything with its profound dependency on link signals. Designer anchor text is not a pure SEO invention, Googlers …

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The Importance of & How to Be More Positive

The Importance of & How to Be More Positive

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Positive Attitude is Good for Businessquote openA happy workforce can increase productivity by around 12%quote close a certain order.

It might seem like a trivial matter, but attitude in the work place can have a significant impact on productivity. A study …

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Co-Occurrence as a Ranking Signal

TL;DR: A little-known property of Google Books search highlights co-occurrence as a ranking signal.

The concept of co-occurrence (not to be confused with co-citation) has been on the radar of many search professionals for a while. I accepted the idea …

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What is Google Knowledge Vault?

What is Google Knowledge Vault?

Knowledge Vault is a probabilistic knowledge base developed by Google.

Based on machine learning, Knowledge Vault is not only capable of extracting data from multiple sources (text, tabular data, page structure, human annotations) but it also infers facts and relationships …

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