How do users interact with the list of ranked results of WWW search engines? Do they read the abstracts sequentially from top to bottom, or do they skip links? How many of the results do users evaluate before clicking on a link or reformulating the search? The answer to all these questions was found by a team of Cornell University’s Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science Groups on an Eye-Tracking research paper.
Continue reading Eye-Tracking: Analysis of User Behavior in Websites and Search Engines
From my and my company’s background experience, a 101 list of web marketing tips, ideas and best practices. I tried to cite as many websites and other respectable reading sources as possible:
Continue reading 101 Web Marketing Ideas and Tips
So watching my blog refferers, yesterday + today I got more than 500 referrers from this Alexa Movers & Shakers (English language section) section. There’s also the global section, the Korean section etc.
Continue reading There’s more to Alexa than you know.
So I wanted to Digg this great blog tool that Patrick and the rest of the guys at Text-link-ads came up with, the Blog Juice Calculator, and Digg tells me :
How not cool is that ? I really don’t think that these guys spammed Digg. And if Text-link-ads’s users spammed Digg with their USEFUL tools, why should they be blamed ?
Update: It seems that Digitalpoint and other websites are banned too.
It seems that some foreign Yahoo! DC’s (not the main www) return some weird data for domains. Some sort of “secret”, “bo-hoo-hoo” information.
From the owner of Oy-Oy, a search engine interaction and tools website:
Continue reading Yahoo!’s secret site information data
Although these University of California, Berkeley – Educational Technology Services search & search technology videos last for more than 281 minutes, I would recommend them to any search professionals, from beggining to the end.
Continue reading Search, intellectual property, advertising and search quality videos
Lately, I am seeing a lot of blogs from the big boys (like Jeremy Zawodny or Jim Boykin) in our industry, without the nofollow on any of the links in the comments.
Continue reading So who removed nofollow from their comments ?
I just want to emphase the fact that people SHOULD take Overture’s Keyword Selector Tool, search estimates, as purely hypothetical, and just that.
Continue reading The difference between Overture’s search estimates and reality
So I wanted to see what are the most viewed (according to Alexa) search industry website and/or blogs.
And anyway, I wanted to compare those with my blog too. Here’s what I came up with:
Continue reading The most trendy search industry websites
Google Analytics has just increased the maximum number of websites for each account, to 50:
As part of our effort to expand system capacity, your account now has the ability to utilize additional profiles. The total number of profiles enabled is: 50
Continue reading Google Analytics now supports 50 websites
So why am I messed up because a lot of my websites have more than half of their pages shown as supplemental pages ?
Google has more than half of it’s index, as supplemental too. You gotta’ love them right ? ;)
Continue reading Google’s supplemental results
Yes, that’s right .. And it’s treating my URLs like that without an input from me.. I just found out today, about this feature.
link:http://dmoz.org and link:http://www.dmoz.org
link:http://xperts.ro and link:http://www.xperts.ro
link:http://v7n.com and link:http://www.v7n.com
All results are the same for the www and non-www search.
I came up with the crazy ideea of asking people a dozen questions about search marketing (and related fields) in DigitalPoint. Why did I do this ? Because I often make posts, after I receive a questions/e-mail from my visitors, asking me this and that..
Continue reading 14 search marketing questions, answered
Today is the most stable day I have seen in months, as far as indexing patters and results on all of Google’s DCs.
Continue reading Indexed pages patterns across Google DCs