Archive for ‘Research’

Dispelling the Myth of Authorship Impact on CTR

I want to begin this post with its high-sounding title by bucking the trend regarding what the worldwide SEO community says and regarding what I generally claim. In a certain sense I am going against what I myself believe, but that is precisely the point: “What we believe in and our general convictions cannot be applied to SEO or to data analysis”.…

 

The Future of Search: Our Window to Knowledge

Future of Search

The human thirst for knowledge is an unquenchable one. A desire that is limited by the constraints of time, with volumes and volumes of data to consume, and only one lifetime to absorb it all. An index in at the back of a book, the Dewey Decimal System and the mighty Google: all created to satisfy the need to divide the infinite mound of information, to locate the proverbial needle in the haystack.…

 

Gephi Brainstorm

Gephi Brainstorm session with Amy Robinson, Dutch Driver, Vicki Hertzberg, Joshua Melville and Dan Petrovic.

Exploring ideas about how to graph a network of interestingness for a presentation at Quantified Self Conference next month at Stanford University.

Presentation Title: Quantified Curiosity.  …

 

Experimental Methodology & Reporting for SEO

SEO Experimental Process

SEO experiments can help us gain a better understanding of how search engines operate and information gained can be used for competitive advantage. However, in order to make valid and reliable findings which can be applied to ‘real world’ projects, proper methodology and reporting should be used.…

 

Curiosity landing on the Red Planet

The Mars Science Laboratory – The NASA rover Curiosity will land down on Mars on Monday, August 6, 2012, as estimated today at 3:31am AEST. This mission, lasting one Martian-year (98 Earth weeks),  is of both scientific and human significance.  …

 

How I Accidentally Conducted My First Panda Experiment

Taking a look at an old search experiment with some interesting observations in the light of recent algorithm changes.

Note: I welcome all input, feedback and constructive criticism. However, if you’re of the opinion that SEO experiments are pointless, then please leave now before you get deeply upset by the ‘speculative’ nature of this post.

 

Open Linked Data, DBpedia, Serendipity, and the Future of Web – Interview with Kingsley Idehen

Being a Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, Open Source enthusiast, and at some point the contributor to the AP for the FOAF and other metadata standards, recently I had an opportunity to talk with Kingsley Idehen on his current projects,  views on the use of the Web technologies, Open Linked Data,  WebID, serendipity, and certain aspects of the Internet that influence our everyday lives.

 

Smart Link Building With Referrer Traffic

Referrer traffic monitoring. A great tactic for building good links which won’t harm your website.

New link and old links hitting the target

This one is real nice and easy, and everyone can do it. The chance is, your website likely already earns real natural links (if it doesn’t then you may have to look at what you’re doing wrong with your content anyway).…

 

SEO Experiment With Non-Link References

Does Google use written (non-linked) URLs as a ranking signal? Dejan SEO team investigates with a simple experiment.

Link and URL reference

The Almost Link

The web is full of plain text URL references and to me they are the missing link in the link graph.

 

Nikola Tesla and the magic of science

Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity – Nikola Tesla

One of the greatest people in the history of science, and the greatest inventor of the post industrial society, Nikola Tesla, is the visionary that many people have never even heard of or about his work.…

 

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