Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

World Wide Web Conference: Tim Berners-Lee and Beyond

Guest post by Massimo Ragnedda

Tim Berners-Lee’s keynote was one of the most important presentations at the World Wide Web Conference hosted in Lyon, France between from the 16th to 20th April 2012, though there was much more to the World Wide Web Conference than this important speech.…

 

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.

 

Google Webmaster Tools Dumps Three Redundant Features

Jonathon Simon, Google webmaster trends analyst reports on three features which will be removed from Google Webmaster Tools due to low usage or redundancy.

Features to be removed in the next two weeks:

  • Subscriber Stats
  • Create robots.txt
  • Site performance

We knew that some shape or form of clean-up was coming up as Google collected feedback from the webmaster community.…

 

Digital Summit – Atlanta

Dejan SEO is sponsoring the Digital Summit Conference… for the first time this year, to be held in Atlanta over the 9th and 10th of May. Following the success of the 2011 event, the conference is set to be the biggest event of its kind with over 50 presentations by more than 75 different speakers and almost 1,500 attendees converging on the Georgian capital.

 

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.…

 

How Google Reviews Ads For Safety

Because of the sheer volume of Google ads that are added to the Internet hourly, Google has set a complex system into place to help monitor these ads for safety. Google uses this review system to help protect Internet users from scams, counterfeit goods, unfair or unclear billing practices and malicious downloads that could damage computers.…

 

Exact Match Query Bug in Google

Here’s an interesting glitch in Google exact match search. The bug breaks down into two parts, one directly related to the exact match search and the other to suggested search feature.

We searched for the following (in quotes): …

 

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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