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Impact of Word Count on Social Shares

I have so far written around 200,000 words of content. Some of my posts are long and detailed, others can be amazingly short. I experimented with various formats over the years but was unable to find the exact pattern of …

 

Anchor Text Proximity Experiment

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Background

I always felt that surrounding text plays a semantic role in Google’s search algorithm, but was never able to ascertain the degree of its influence or whether it has any impact at all. This experiment was designed to test …

 

Link Disavow Placebo

Disavow Links and Relax...

At the moment, nothing is being done with the disavow data and it’s unlikely to happen soon. Similar to the removal request – it’s mainly a way to gather more data but doesn’t have a negative affect. Very big sites
 

Content Rejuvenation

Content rejuvenation describes the process of further development of existing content on your website, specifically targeting pages which are already popular in search engines. The idea is to maximise the benefits to your authorship and the website you write for.…

 

Google Doesn’t Index Selectively Shared Posts

Excluded Circle

As you can guess from the title, our main discovery (or I should say confirmation) is that Google+ posts you share with limited circles will not be indexed and will not return in Google’s non-personalised search results.

So, if you …

 

Chameleon’s Tail Chase

 Chameleon's Tail Chase

This article discusses the problem of diminishing keyword data and suggests innovative ways of using the available data in the future.

Key items:

  1. The value of long-tail keywords
  2. Encrypted search gaining momentum
  3. Decreasing amount of available keyword data
  4. Google’s tools
 

SEO Test: Sending Mixed-Signals to Google

This is an SEO experiment designed to ascertain whether it is possible to confuse Google into noindexing your pages with combined use of rel=”canonical” and “noindex”.

Read on to find out how we intend to do it and how you …

 

Google+ Pushes Ads for Pages

Google+ Ad

While managing our Google+ page today I noticed an ad for Adwords Express in the promo bar. It was suggesting that I can pay for more followers through advertising in search, maps and mobile (display is also available).

Right click …

 

There is no such thing as Author Rank. Yet.

Author Rank? Hold your horses.

Disambiguation: This article is about Author Rank. For our Authorship related articles click here.

Author Rank is a popular concept in the SEO industry and one of the hottest topics in 2012. What I find strange about …