Archive for ‘Research’

PageRank Modelling Study

This is an academic study of controlled PageRank modelling of a simplified link graph in a collection of three documents.

Key Observations:

  1. Introduction of a new document into the existing collection reduces the PageRank value of existing documents
  2. Differences in PageRank value of chain-linked documents vs.
 

Google Knowledge Graph: How did this happen?

Google goes one step further in attempt to become an intelligent search engine by introducing their knowledge graph results. “Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons.”, Google.

Knowledge Graph

Predictions for 2012

Earlier this year I predicted the three key improvements in Google’s algorithm will be improved spam detection, social graph and knowledge graph.…

 

Harvard and MIT offer free online education materials

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced last week the launch of edX, a transformational partnership and initiative in online education. EdX presents a not-for-profit joint venture between these two institutions that will collaborate to “enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners”, offering online versions of their classes and those of other universities.…

 

SEO Experiment: Google Image Search

Our previous SEO experiments hinted at a possibility of Google (purposely?) shuffling the results out of expected pattern. This time we investigate what happens on a larger scale and use 100 images for our test.

The Experiment

We started by creating a row of numbers in Excel (1-100) and used conditional formatting to colour all the cells.…

 

Connected and Free: World Wide Web professionals at #WWW2012

This is the Part II from the highlights of the World Wide Web 2012 (#WWW2012) conference and here are some notes of mine but this time focusing on people, attendants who have been actively participating in the web professionals meeting and their impressions of the conference. 

 

Global Web, Society and Knowledge at #WWW2012

The 21st International World Wide Web Conference, (#WWW2012) for web professionals is over. Lyon convention center (Lyon, France) gathered many prominent computer and social science specialists, web and mobile technologies creators, internet researchers and scholars, developers, users and commercial ventures – actively engaging, interacting, writing, and communicating on web, Internet, social media, digital technologies, and emerging applications.

 

Why Google Went Social

Let’s take a look at some of the confirmed ranking factors and find out the reasons behind Google’s social focus.

Social Circle

Part 2 of the Search Quality Series by Dejan SEO

Our first search quality article discusses the link graph theory, co-citation, social graph, knowledge graph and top-level spam detection techniques.…

 

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.…

 

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