Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

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.…

 

5 Things I Love About Bing Webmaster Tools

Five awesome features and options in Bing’s ‘phoenixed’ webmaster tools and how they compare to Google Webmaster Tools.

#1 – Link Explorer

This tool allows you to slice and dice your link profile much like Open Site Explorer or Majestic SEO do.…

 

39 Totally Free Consumer Survey Results

insights

Others have paid for it but you get the data to free thanks to Google and use of advanced search queries.

 

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.…

 

Model large-scale bid changes with campaign bid simulator

Model large-scale bid changes with campaign bid simulator

Campaign bid simulator allows you to do the following:

  • View bid changes in aggregate and model changes – even if keywords or ad groups don’t have enough data on their own.
  • See what might happen if all your bids are either increased or decreased by a certain percentage (for example 10%).
 

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.
 

Wolfram | Alpha Updates

What’s new in Wolfram|Alpha? Here’s a list of the latest changes and updates rolled out in May 2012.

Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine

NEW CURRENCY DENOMINATIONS

sample inputs:
zambia 25 ngwee coin
1 haiti gourde coin
50 ethiopia birr bill
25 east timor centavos
200 algeria dinars

CITY BOUNDARIES ON LOCAL MAPS

sample inputs:
nyc
local map of Santa Fe, NM

ENTITY-PROPERTY CHAINING

sample inputs:
population of the bordering countries of france
GDPs of the official speaking countries of mandarin chinese
tax rate of the states of hoover dam
birthdays of the discoverers of neptune
most common words in the acts of the Merchant of Venice

VENUS TRANSIT

sample inputs:
venus transit

PROPERTIES OF FALLING RAINDROPS

sample inputs:
5mm diameter rain drop
what is the average raindrop size in 3inches of rain per hour?…

 

Google AdWords Ad Sitelinks

If you want to get the most out of your Google ads, you will want them to include links to various pages of your website, rather than one link to the main landing page. Luckily, Google has provided the sitelinks ad extension feature, which enables you to show customers the various services you offer, with links directing them to more info.…

 

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.…

 

Search Tips: Download PDF Collections

Search Google like a pro with these handy tips on advanced search queries, utilities and research tools.

How to download multiple PDF documents on the same subject from the same site?

Here’s our search query: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=site%3Amit.edu+filetype%3Apdf+inurl%3Aastronomy&num=100

Understanding the query:

  • site:mit.edu (search only through mit.edu)
  • filetype:pdf (only display PDF documents)
  • inurl:astronomy (word astronomy must be mentioned in the URL)
  • &num=100 (Optional: this parameter enables 100 results per search result page)

Downloading PDFs

Now that your documents are listed in search results use the “Download Master” Chrome extension to download all PDF files to your computer.…

 

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