All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PageRank’

Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update

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 noticing. As usual, people are taking to Twitter to voice their “excitement”. Follow @LuxAcc LuxuryAccommodations @LuxAcc First good #news for …

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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 our search results, or at least somewhere on the first SERP, but we all know that there are certain rules …

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Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again

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 update on Twitter. Some are more enthusiastic than others. There are a few interesting nuggets out there. One person thinks …

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PageRank: Is There Anything It Can’t Be Applied To?

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 at University College London and Hugo Touchette at Queen Mary University of London, analyzing soccer strategy, and using PageRank in …

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Matt Cutts: Here’s What You Should Read To Learn About Search Engines

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 original PageRank papers. “So there’s a whole bunch of different stuff about the anatomy of a large-scale hypertext search engine …

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Google PageRank Applied To Cancer Outcome Prediction

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 year, we looked at a story about Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark who claimed to have adapted Google’s …

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Some Free Directories Go Missing From Google, Some Paid Directories Doing Well

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 user Sunnyujjawal, who says: While checking some sites links I found 50% free submission directories are out of G now. …

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Google Toolbar PageRank Gets An Update

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 of the Twitter excitement: @_asheridanAndy Sheridan#Google #Pagerank update today was fairly kind to me http://t.co/2FmmZLHO No homepage hikes but a …

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Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco

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 it down in search results. “In response, the webspam team has taken manual action to demote www.google.com/chrome for at least …

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Google Changes How It Evaluates Links

Google announced a bunch of changes it made to its algorithm over the course of February, and some of those changes are more interesting than others. So far, we’ve taken a closer look at the increased sensitivity of the Panda update, some location-based changes to YouTube suggestions, and the increased importance of image search optimization. Another very interesting entry to …

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Exclusive Interview With The Scientist Using PageRank For Chemistry

A couple weeks ago, we reported on Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark, who is applying the Google PageRank concept to water molecules to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions “without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments.” When asked about the whole thing, Google Fellow Amit Singhal told WebProNews, “Our goal in search is to help …

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Google PageRank Applied To The Molecular World

Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark claims to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm for use in moleculaRnetworks, which is designed to enable scientists to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions “without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments.” “What’s most cool about this work is we can take technology from a totally separate realm of science, computer …

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