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Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

By Chris Crum March 11, 2015

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think …

Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update
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Back in August, we discussed Google’s lack of a toolbar PageRank update, and speculated that it might simply be dead. Based on recent comments by Google’s Matt Cutts, we’re still leaning towards this. Barry Schwartz points to a Twitter response …

Has Google Killed Off Toolbar PageRank? And If Not, Should It? Has Google Killed Off Toolbar PageRank? And If Not, Should It?
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We may have reached the end of an era. We haven’t seen anything official, but Google hasn’t been updating Toolbar PageRank, and hasn’t said that it is not killing it. In fact, earlier this year, the company hinted that a …

Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published

Google’s PageRank algorithm is the inspiration for a new lung cancer study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers fron the University of Southern California (USC), Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center …

Wondering What Percentage Of PageRank Disappears Through 301 Redirects? Wondering What Percentage Of PageRank Disappears Through 301 Redirects?
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Google’s Matt Cutts discusses loss of PageRank from 301 redirects in the latest Webmaster Help video. Specifically, he answers the following user-submitted question: Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect? After providing some history about the …

Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank
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Now that Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, he’s been steadily putting out new Webmaster Help videos on a daily basis. It will be interesting to see how long this continues. Today’s is particularly timely considering Google just pushed out …

Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update
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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in November, and August before that. Now they’ve updated it again – the first update of 2013. People started noticing the update on Monday. As usual, webmasters are …

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you …

Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update
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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in August, and now they’ve updated it again. As you would expect, some sites are going up, and some are going down, but in both cases, webmasters are …

PRTracking.com: Track Your Site’s PageRank With Ease PRTracking.com: Track Your Site’s PageRank With Ease

With Search Engine Optimization being such an integral part of how we use the Internet today, keeping tabs on your website’s Google PageRank is more important than ever. We ALL want to have our website appear at the top of …

Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again
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Google has updated the Google Toolbar PageRank again, for the first time since May. Obviously sites are moving both up and down, but we’re not seeing a ton of complaints so far. A lot of people are talking about the …

PageRank: Is There Anything It Can’t Be Applied To? PageRank: Is There Anything It Can’t Be Applied To?
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We’ve seen Google’s PageRank algorithm applied to cancer outcome prediction and used to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. Now, PageRank is being used to reveal soccer teams’ strategies. MIT’s technology review points to a paper from Javier Lopez Pena …

Matt Cutts: Here’s What You Should Read To Learn About Search Engines Matt Cutts: Here’s What You Should Read To Learn About Search Engines
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Google’s Matt Cutts posted an interesting video today, responding to a user-submitted question: “What resources (textbooks, online PDFs etc) would you recommend to people interested in learning more about LSI, search engine algorithms, etc?” Cutts first suggests checking out the …

Google PageRank Applied To Cancer Outcome Prediction Google PageRank Applied To Cancer Outcome Prediction
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While PageRank may still be a huge part of Google’s search algorithm, some feel the model is outdated, and are looking for new approaches to web search. That’s not stopping scientists from finding interesting applications for PageRank, however. Earlier this …

Some Free Directories Go Missing From Google, Some Paid Directories Doing Well Some Free Directories Go Missing From Google, Some Paid Directories Doing Well
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There some discussion going on in the webmaster/SEO community that Google may have de-indexed some free web directories. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a WebmasterWorld forum thread on the subject. The thread begins with a post from …

Google Toolbar PageRank Gets An Update Google Toolbar PageRank Gets An Update
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For those of you still keeping track of your Google Toolbar PageRank, you might be happy to know that Google has updated it. Hat tip to Barry Schwartz for spotting discussion about this on the forums and Twitter. Here’s some …

Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco
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Remember when Google was involved in that controversy regarding paid links on blog posts about the company’s Chrome browser? As people had caught wind of what was going on, Google implemented a PageRank penalty on Chrome’s landing page, which knocked …