Crowdsourcing – A Powerful SEO Weapon

For those who are not familiar with the term crowdsourcing, it is when a group of people, small or large, contributes to a single project you are working on. That is a basic concept, but in the SEO world crowdsourcing can be used for many purposes.…

 

Exact Match Query Bug in Google

Here’s an interesting glitch in Google exact match search. The bug breaks down into two parts, one directly related to the exact match search and the other to suggested search feature.

We searched for the following (in quotes): …

 

Discovering Fake Consumer Reviews With GSRank

Researchers are working on ways to discover fake reviews by detecting organised groups of review spammers.

Fake Review Spam Formula

Researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago and Google have just introduced a new spam-fighting metric called GSRank which is a product of behavioural observation of spammer groups.…

 

Chubby Lock Service

Chubby lock service is a distributed system meant for coarse-grained activities. Although it was initially designed for activities in Google’s distributed systems, it is currently used widely as a repository and name service for configuration information. It provides low-volume but reliable storage for loosely-coupled distributed systems made up of small machines that communicate via high-speed networks.…

 

Selective Sharing in Google+

Review of the first empirical study of Google+ platform in the context of selective sharing.

Real-World Sharing & Social Networks

Sharing information is a crucial part of human interaction and communication, however in the offline world we manage the information we disclose in a natural and effortless way.…

 

Creativity Equals Branding and Traffic in the Online World

Can anyone guess what a driving school and a userstyle for Google docs have to do with one another? Well, as it appears, a whole lot of traffic, as a matter a fact, a 1500% increase in traffic. I recently wrote about fun branding, but this is a great example how something clearly unrelated can be of great use for a brand online.…

 

Google ‘Parks’ Domains by Mistake, Causes Major Ranking Flux

Matt Cutts clarifies the error that has caused major fluctuations in Google rankings this week.

In the light of recent search quality efforts an innocent glitch at Google has cause much disruption and concern among webmaster and the SEO community. As usual most quickly jumped to conclusion that their website may be “penalised” for bad links and some thought they were a victim of “link attack” by competitors.…

 

Google Announces ‘Brand Activate’ Initiative

‘Brand Activate’ is Google’s new initiative with aim to re-invent the way big companies measure and quickly act in response to their branding efforts and consumer sentiment.

Google’s move in this direction represents addition to the usual metrics based on CTR values and impressions and they hope to set new industry standard in measuring branding and advertising defectiveness.…

 

Online Branding Can be Fun

I know that big companies go through a lot of brainstorming meetings, hiring great creative people to present their brand in a new light, a better light and increase their brand awareness. Small companies and startups often don’t have the funds to do the same, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t present their brand in a great light with just the things they have, in fact, branding can be fun, it should be fun if you ask me.…

 

Google Updates Rich Snippets

Google has introduced two updates to rich snippets including global support of product rich snippets and HTML input inclusion in rich snippet testing tool.

Product Rich Snippets

Product rich snippets give us the ability to display price, availability, ratings and similar extra information to our core snippet.…

 

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