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

[blockquote type="blockquote_quotes" align="right"]Over the years, opinion spamming has become a business. People get paid to write fake reviews. Such people cannot just write a …

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Selective Sharing on 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 …

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Link Spam Detection

In this article we describe quantitative metric-based link spam detection in a collection of analysed domains. Accuracy and co-relation ranges from 60 to 90 percent with adjustment of different quality parameters. Our technique is still considered to be ‘work in …

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Canonical vs. Hreflang

Google clarifies webmaster questions around potential conflicting nature of rel canonical and hreflang annotation.

hreflang

Briefly about rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x”

Websites which serve the same content in multiple languages can utilise the rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” annotations to help Google decide which version to …

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Error URLs Lose PageRank

We knew it already but now Google confirms. Pages which give errors such as 404 or 500 eventually drop out of index and lose PageRank and are unable to accumulate or pass any search engine signals.

crawl errors filter

“If a URL becomes

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Google Unified

The Merge

The next stage in Google’s product evolution is undoubtedly unification. Google’s many projects and shatterlings spread over a decade of development in a frantic search for the next big thing are coming back home, empty handed. Now they’re merging into …

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Shareception

‘Shareception’ – Nested chain-sharing of posts in Google+ visualised in ripples.  Coined by Mark Liederbach from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

About the Test

While testing out the new link sharing feature we decided to see how far we can push the …

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