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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

Over the years, opinion spamming has become a business. People get paid to write fake reviews. Such people cannot just write a …
 

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 …

 

The Case of Inflated (not provided) in Google Analytics

Today we noticed a way to potentially inflate the amount of (not provided) keyword in Google Analytics. Traffic from links on https://www.google.com and some of its subdomains will be treated as organic traffic with the keyword (not provided) and not …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

Google Analytics: Removing Search Query Data

Yesterday Google released an article on the official Google Analytics blog [1] outlining a new change to the reporting of organic traffic which was rolled out at the same time as the article. Basically, Google claims that they are now …

 

The Future of Search: Interfaces

According to Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil [1] we’re at the dawn of technological singularity. According to their theory, in a few decades (circa 2045) technological advancement will reach a critical mass and result in an explosion of advancements in

 

Bought, Owned & Earned media types

After speaking with someone recently about the different types of media that a company or organisation can make use, I thought I should put a short article together to cover this in more detail.

To clarify, this article is pertaining