Australia Ranks First in Better Life Index

According to OECD’s better life index Australia is the #1 place to live if all factors were treated with equal importance. The criteria includes: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.

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Change one of more parameters though and the order shifts in favor of another country.…

 

Comedy Slam: How can machines tell if something is funny?

Ever wondered if Google can tell if content is funny or not? Sanketh Shetty writes about YouTube’s attempt to gauge comedy levels of video content by observing its content and comments. In summary, it’s a combination of crowd-sourced algorithm feeding (75,000 users and 700,000 votes), material recognition and comment analysis.…

 

Press Release Jargon

What are some of the most overused terms in press releases?

  • solution
  • best
  • leading
  • top
  • cloud
  • innovative
  • largest
  • innovation
  • leader
  • exclusive
  • unique
  • premier
  • fastest
  • great
  • sustainable
  • real-time
  • dynamic
  • extensive
  • innovator
  • leading provider
  • award winning
  • easy to use
We wrote a company description by using all of the above to see how it would sound:

Dejan SEO: Leader in internet marketing

As an award winning leader in propelling businesses towards a dynamic presence on the internet, Dejan SEO has earned accolades from small, medium and large organisations.…

 

Detecting Active Blogs Through User-Centric Metrics

When I was little I asked my grandfather how he makes his wooden sculptures. He told me that his job was to carve out the unneeded bits from a lump of wood. What’s left is the artwork. Google isn’t that different.…

 

Open access celebrating the tenth anniversary

An open access initiative is celebrating ten years of its activities and existence. The Open Access philosophy was firmly articulated in 2002, when the Budapest Open Access Initiative was introduced. It quickly took root in the scientific and medical communities because it offered an alternative route to research literature that was frequently closed off behind costly subscription barriers.…

 

Google Webmaster Tools Updates Search Queries

Google Webmaster Tools team updates the search queries overview by giving webmasters basic view in addition to full view which includes change values.

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Basic overview hides change values and focuses on impressions, clicks, CTR and average position only.

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‘With change’ overview reveals change values for impressions, clicks, CTR and average position.…

 

Related People: Are you relevant enough?

Related People and Pages is one of the newest tools to hit Google. Google recently released a set of search options that Google+ users can take advantage of, and many SEO experts are currently experimenting with these features to best enhance their search engine exposure.…

 

Link Graph Visualisation

Dejan SEO team is working on link graph visualisation methodology in order to develop link and social network analysis framework aimed to solve risk assessment challenges, influence calculation and social graph analysis.

Link Visualisation

The big bright dot is Dejan SEO, scaling down in colour intensity with each next link connection.…

 

Sick and Tired of Out of Stock Products in Google Search

Here’s one thing Google could improve user experience: Demote results for out of stock product pages and promote the ones that are available – even if they don’t have high rankings to start with. How’s that?

I am a fan of Polo Blue and tend to buy the same deodorant over and over again.…

 

Google Webmaster Central Hangout: 15-02-2012

Google webmaster central hangouts are a great way for webmasters to ask questions and provide feedback to Google’s webmaster team. How much can you fit into a single session? A lot apparently.

google-hangout

For those who have missed this week’s hangout we’ve prepared a summary of discussed topics.…

 

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