Three ways to estimate the size of on-line social networks

The immense size of on-line social networks and their operators’ restrictions on user bandwidth makes actually counting the number of users each serves prohibitively expensive if not impossible, which in turn makes it difficult to measure the effectiveness of initiatives such as marketing campaigns.…

 

SOCL – Microsoft’s Social Network

Microsoft Research releases social network platform which resembles rivals. Is Microsoft bringing anything new to the table or is this just another ‘me too’ attempt by the software giant with too much money?

 

English Wikipedia will go offline on Wednesday to protest against SOPA

Wikipedia, an online free-content encyclopedia, the largest self-organised and self-sustained collaboration system on the Internet, announced that the site will go down on January 18th for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, contemplated this idea earlier, but has had a final decision following the announcement that Reddit — the Web news and aggregation site — will black out its services in protest of online piracy bills on Janury 18th.…

 

Here’s how to penalise your competitors in Google

This is a story about Susan Moskwa, and the potential Pandora’s Box she opened by publicly posting her reply to someone performing a mass link exchange request [1]. Link exchanges have been used for years, but now suddenly Susan Moskwa has, perhaps unintentionally, given people a way to block their competitors.…

 

Talking Panda with Dan Petrovic

As we constantly discuss issues presented with our clients websites, mostly over Skype, it is very informative to go over Skype transcripts and find useful data. While I was searching for some info in one of our previous talks with Dan I managed to extract a nice deal of information about Dan’s view on Panda.…

 

Dejan SEO Ad: Voyeur, Virgin Australia

#Winning on Google

Zac ranked #4 for a keyword searched 50,000 times per month in Google. This brought 1,600 clicks per month and 5% converted into customers. With an average order of $100 Zac made $8,000 in sales. Knowing his average clickthrough rate (CTR) we estimated 2,055 clicks and $10,275 in sales if we moved that keyword one position up in Google.…

 

What is the first thing you do when you sit down at the computer?

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/5837351/”>What is the *first* thing you do when you sit down at the computer?</a>

 

Authorship Support From Google

In an attempt to provide users great content, Google is testing a new feature, called authorship support. Google hopes that this new feature will benefit both authors of content and users who are looking for quality content.…

 

Search plus your world plus SEO world

The talk of the SEO and tech community for the past two days is definitely Search Plus Your World, the buzz is on, but why so much buzz? A regular user might find this update to be very useful and it’s not so hard to grasp how to use it and for what purposes.…

 

HTTPS: “that means my website’s secure, right?”

It’s a misconception we hear far too often: an https website with that little padlock will make the website’s data secure. Unfortunately that’s not quite true as it will only secure the connection, not the data itself.…

 

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