Archive for ‘Research’

Do you want to contribute to the Australian Science knowledge community?

(For those drawn here from blog posts and other social media sites, Australian Science is a science and technology magazine and blogging network covering new technologies, web, education, scientific materials, and other related fields.)

We are expanding our blogging and network activities to cover more scientific fields.…

 

Social Signal Consolidation

Is consolidation of social signals possible? Dejan SEO team investigates with a simple test including the rel=”canonical” element.

One of our recent fun graphics got a respectable amount of exposure in social media, however if we load a comment # for that URL the likes, +1′s and Digg counts would reset to zero.…

 

Survey Results: Users Prefer Post-Penguin Google

We asked 2,190 Google users if they noticed any changes in Google results since Penguin. This is what they said.

Yes 22.7% - No 77.3%

Google implements countless changes and tweaks to their search results over a single year and most users don’t notice more subtle changes such as order of websites in search results.…

 

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.…

 

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