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Twitter Taking Over Realtime Search in SERP

With the emphasis on social media over the past few years we all started searching for news using mostly social media like Twitter or Facebook. Yes, Google is still number one search engine with no signs that it is going to change, but lately there have been a few changes that may have gone under the radar but should not go any further unnoticed.…

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We all Knew, but Now It’s Official, Google Toolbar Influences Rankings

When speaking of Google in the SEO world we are quite used to figuring things out on our own. We have our suspicions, and some of them eventually turn out to be right, that was the case with Google Toolbar. For the past two years we were certain that Google Toolbar gathers data that has some influence on the SERP, some may know it for a fact, but it is only now after Google’s accusation of Bing stealing their result that Amit Singhal said that they use Google Toolbar to gather data which in certain ways has an influence on the SERP.…

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Bug in Google Date Range Search

While researching the history of the word “twitter” on the internet we tried using Google date range option to find out why there was a peak of mentions of “twitter” in 2004, two years before Twitter.com launch. The search query looked like this:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=twitter&hl=en&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:2004,cd_max:2004&prmd=ivnsu&ei=sL87Tab-BYiXcbm89IQH&start=0&sa=N

And results:

Twitter Search by Date Range

We’re pretty sure most or all of the above are in fact wrong but unsure why it happened.…

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The End of Google PageRank

The first version of the PageRank technology was created while Larry and Sergey attended Stanford University, which owns a patent to PageRank. The PageRank patent expires in 2017. We hold a perpetual license to this patent. In October 2003, we extended our exclusivity period to this patent through 2011, at which point our license will become non-exclusive.…

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