Google Webmaster Tools Drops Two Days of Plus Data

Google Webmaster Tools +1 Timeline

Google Webmaster Tools fails to report on +1′s for two days in February. Will we ever get the data or is it gone forever?

Go to Webmaster Tools, select your domain and navigate to +1 Metrics. Select “Audience” and set the date range to as wide range as possible on both ends.…

 

Article Spinning, Another Bad Idea

In one of the recent posts I did I talked about blog networks and why they should be avoided as Google has numerous ways of figuring out the network. Just this morning I got one of those spam mails regarding a new software that is going to “revolutionize” the link building sphere.…

 

Open source announcements and new FLOSSBOK initiative

It’s been a while since open access and open source events have been as interesting as they are now. While the things are heating up around Elsevier publisher, including a petition being signed by academics to refuse to publish or do any editorial work for any Elsevier journal, on the other side there have been open source changes  announced at the FOSDEM conference in Belgium.…

 

Examining Asterisk-Modified Search Queries in Google

This is a quick study on how asterisk symbol affects Google search queries, illustrated on a search for insurance in Google Australia.

Quick Summary:

insurance: brings results with word insurance highlighted in title and description
*insurance: word insurance is highlighted with the nearest relevant phrase before it
insurance*: word insurance is highlighted with the nearest relevant phrase after it 
*insurance*: word insurance is highlighted with the nearest relevant phrases before and after it

Search Variations:

Where Google decided to bold a relevant related term instead of the main key term we searched for:

  • Insure

Search Anomalies:

Terms that were bold in results that are either not relevant or useful to users:

  • !
 

Search Techniques for Reliable Results

Anyone can write a book. Whether a publisher will edit, print and distribute is a matter of expert evaluation. Some terrible titles may even pass through and find their audience, but will certainly not end up in a state library. Online is the same, anyone can write anything – and they do.…

 

Title Tag Replacement

In a recent SEO experiment we tested several cases of title tag replacement in Google and discussed elements which are used for replacement and when it may happen. Today we found another great example with some additional insights as to how Google may perceive information on the internet from the semantic point of view.…

 

How is Your Company Standing on Google+?

Google+ has broken the boundaries of expectations, some may say they forced us because its Google, so you are either on the boat or it’s leaving without you, but one thing is for sure, no one expected it to grow as fast as it did and not many listened when we said get on early, it will be worth it.…

 

PageRank Update: February 2012

pagerankAs observed by our team and reported by several other reliable sources [1], February brought another fresh update of the toolbar PageRank values for websites.

The most recent article included in the update was published on 1st of February 2012 so we conclude that the PageRank update managed to catch indexed pages as fresh as one week old, which is better than average.…

 

Redesign: Connectivity and Many Small Hunches

We all strive to be creative and come up with new, innovative ideas that will make a difference in our everyday lives, our environment, and our work .

Steve Johnson looks at this issue from the environmental perspective and he found that there are certain recurring patterns he calls “small hunches”. …

 

Keyword Density… Seriously?

I was doing my dose of relaxing and looking for some nice content to read on StumbleUpon, trust me, this is what I do when I want to relax my brain a little but need to stay glued to the PC, I think of it as a break.…

 

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