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OK so what's this Google + Share icon that's just appeared in Gmail and …

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 under General

OK so what's this Google + Share icon that's just appeared in Gmail and Google+? Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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And while we're at it:

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 under General

And while we're at it: Embedded Link The LinkedIn Publishing Platform: 10 Ways to Crush It | OkDork.com We analyzed 3,000 top performing LinkedIn Publishing posts to see what makes them tick. These are the results. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Another excellent read, which when I read the headline I thought must be wrong:

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 under General

Another excellent read, which when I read the headline I thought must be wrong: Embedded Link How A/B testing became publishers’ go-to traffic builder – Digiday As publishers increasingly adopt the tools of Silicon Valley, A/B testing is becoming table stakes in the race for audience growth. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was […]

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Jut a suspicion, but I think Google may also have made changes around the types of…

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 under General

Jut a suspicion, but I think Google may also have made changes around the types of site it shows for ambiguous queries, such as known entity names. For famous people/places I see more authority sites such as newspapers. The earlier Linkresearchtools.com article also mentioned a few very big news sites getting big boosts after Penguin […]

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Super reading if you're interested in the latest Google Penguin update:

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 under General

Super reading if you're interested in the latest Google Penguin update: Embedded Link Penguin 3.0 Rollout Analysis and How to Understand It Penguin 3.0 Rollout Analysis and How to Understand It The Penguin Update number 6 – or Google Penguin 3.0 was rolled out over the last Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on […]

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Glimpse the future methinks:

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 under General

Glimpse the future methinks: Embedded Link One-Tap Sign Up & Ride With Apple Pay | Uber Blog Today, we launched an update to the Uber app that is integrated with Apple Pay, a new service that offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch Google+: View post on Google+ This post was […]

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Has anyone encountered Google inserting digits at the beginning of page titles in…

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 under General

Has anyone encountered Google inserting digits at the beginning of page titles in SERPs, and if so any ideas why? It's a news site, so one thought came to m,y mind that perhaps it was updates to the story, but also saw cases where what looks like a timestamp is prepended to the page title. […]

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Interesting watching a Penguin 1.0 hit site now float back up to a natural ranking….

Posted on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 under General

Interesting watching a Penguin 1.0 hit site now float back up to a natural ranking. Site was abandoned after Penguin 1.0 – no remedial work done, and now back ranking relatively well.  Just one thing I've seen out of this latest update. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard […]

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+Dan Petrovic I reckon you'll know this one Dan – in Webmaster Tools I have…

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 under General

+Dan Petrovic I reckon you'll know this one Dan – in Webmaster Tools I have a single XML sitemap.  Webmaster Tools reports that of ~2100 pages submitted ~700 are indexed. When I search I can see ~3000 pages via site: command, and every URL I've tried from XML sitemap is indexed by Google. Is this funky […]

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I like the simplicity of this, but part of me hopes that whatever comes is an open…

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 under General

I like the simplicity of this, but part of me hopes that whatever comes is an open standard without meddling by big companies. If you're new to IoT then the docs here should help you understand how things might play out in future. Embedded Link google/physical-web physical-web – The Physical Web: walk up and use […]

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You gotta love rich snippet spam done horribly:

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 under General

The overall rating is <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.5</span> of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> stars.<meta itemprop="worstRating" content="0" /><meta itemprop="reviewCount" content="1" /> I always wondered how to half-click those stars… Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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+John Mueller second question in a day

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 under General

+John Mueller second question in a day.  I work with a company who are getting reports in Webamaster Tools of connectivity issues for about ~20% of requests Google makes.  They've checked their servers, and the host has also checked things and can find no connectivity issues.  I can also crawl the entire site without issue.  It […]

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+John Mueller can you share a link to the Webmaster Hangouts schedule please Jo…

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 under General

+John Mueller can you share a link to the Webmaster Hangouts schedule please John? I'd like to join a future hangout and ask some questions about serving different content on the same URL based on e.g. locale or geolocation or custom headers. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne […]

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I cant help but like the pricing page for GetFeedback.com

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 under General

Not so sure I like it from a customer perspective, but boy it's hard not to consider a 50% discount for paying 2 years up front.  That said, it's a little hard to justify so few feedback interactions per month costing so much IMO. Still a super example of x- and up-sell via a pricing […]

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So say I head over and grab a few aged expiring domains from Godaddy Auctions

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 under General

Then I build them into a nice little PBN, but instead of pointing them at my money sites I point them at my competition. Strikes me this will be the latest NSEO tactic enabled by Google. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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It's crazy to think that I wrote this piece 5 years ago now

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

I just tried to get quotes from a couple of the Irish insurers for my car insurance. Nothing has changed – they all do a terrible job of making me feel good about entering my information. Sad really… Embedded Link Car Insurance – How To Smother Your Prospects and Kill Your Leads – Red Cardinal […]

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Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan County Clare

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

Just spectacular views from here Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan County Clare. Just spectacular views from here Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Connemara, Ireland

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

We came across this spot while driving through the  wild Connemara region, and to give scale you can see a few people in the bottom right of image. DCIM105GOPRO Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Something else I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – a pointer next…

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 under General

Something else I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – a pointer next to each result which jumps focus to the next/previous position with down/up key press: Something else I’ve never seen before in Google’s SERPs – a pointer next to each result which jumps focus to the next/previous position with down/up key press: Google+: […]

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Probably not new, but certainly eye-catching

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 under General

Not seen these before myself: Probably not new, but certainly eye-catching. Not seen these before myself: Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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This I like

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 under General

 A lot. Embedded Link Optimizing Performance — Web Fundamentals Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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A little country like Ireland can host a lot of websites, especially with a few datacenters…

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 under General

A little country like Ireland can host a lot of websites, especially with a few datacenters like AWS and Azure being located there: Embedded Link HosterStats.com: .com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia websites by country – Europe Geographical distribution of .com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia websites by IP address Europe Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne […]

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Dear Google

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 under General

Please tell what's stopping you doing this to a competitor that starts a new website?  They'll think they are Gods too, for six months or so… Silence is deafening… Embedded Link How I Dominated The UK SEO SERPs – God of SEO Take a look at how I Dominated the UK SEO SERPs using this […]

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CSS3 Credit Cards. No images used. Pretty cool

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 under General

Example here: http://jsbin.com/cinovupe/3/edit Embedded Link Hacker News Swipe Down to Refresh. Hacker News; Ask HNShow HN; NewestNoobStories; Today’s BestYesterday’s Best; Week’s Best; SettingsPerformance. Hacker News. Refresh for new FP stories. Loading… No Story Selected. Available on the and store … Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Some interesting stats and figures here, if that tickles your fancy.

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 under General

Some interesting stats and figures here, if that tickles your fancy. Reshared post from +Guido Vanhaleweyk Thailand economic urban migration and demographic trends. Embedded Link Urban Migration in Thailand to regional Cities and the Capital, Bangkok. Thailand Demography. Economic Migration to Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Rayong. Demographic Trends. Google+: View post on Google+ This […]

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Buffalo walking on water out at sea off Koh Samui :)

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 under General

#AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   Buffalo walking on water out at sea off Koh Samui #AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Something I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – this card seems to have…

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 under General

Something I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – this card seems to have taken content from the target site: Something I’ve never seen before in Google’s SERPs – this card seems to have taken content from the target site: Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ […]

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If you're looking for an amazing place to stay, well this is one of the coolest…

Posted on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 under General

If you're looking for an amazing place to stay, well this is one of the coolest hotels I've ever been in. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Some more ideas around Ebay:

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

Some more ideas around Ebay: Embedded Link Panda 4.0: Why eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings | WordStream Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Thinking more about the Ebay /bhp/ issue, and I remembered a fantastic blog from…

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

Thinking more about the Ebay /bhp/ issue, and I remembered a fantastic blog from years ago called Blue Hat Seo by a guy called Eli who specialised in large-scale automated SEO systems (which weren't quite white hat).   One of his more popular posts was about an automated system which updated both on-page attributes as […]

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Free for s short time prior to launch

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

If you have a UK car you can get more data here about it than anywhere else on the web. Embedded Link MotorSpecs – Manufacturer Specifications on any Used Car by Reg Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Quite proud to have helped build this application, particularly the front-end

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

If you're in the UK and have a car give it a try.  The Max Report shows the entire specification of your car, and it's free for now! http://www.motorspecs.co.uk Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Couple of aerial shots of Central Festival shopping mall in #Phuket  

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 under General

Couple of aerial shots of Central Festival shopping mall in #Phuket   #Phantom2   #AerialPhotography   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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I think more and more content owners are going to push back against Google, and perhaps…

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 under General

I think more and more content owners are going to push back against Google, and perhaps at the end of the day it might be publishers who effect changes. Sure, this thread is just SEOs, but I'm beginning to feel that site owners are getting more and more pissed with how Google controls the flow […]

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Often times the best apps are the simplest.

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 under General

Often times the best apps are the simplest. Reshared post from +Jerry Rietveld The Call Now Button just passed the 10k downloads! That means 10.000 business owners are making it incredibly easy for their mobile visitors to contact them. The way the Call Now Button works is easy: it makes a phone icon appear in […]

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More on how The Guardian made a blazing fast site

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 under General

Incredibly, or perhaps not, speed was the #2 most important factor to their users. Embedded Link Is your news site too slow? Probably, though The Guardian’s trying to speed theirs up Web publishers face a quandary in 2014: User expectations for how quickly a website will load are getting faster and faster. But web pages […]

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Sort of blown away that The Guardian frontend source code is all sitting there on…

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 under General

Sort of blown away that The Guardian frontend source code is all sitting there on GIT: Embedded Link guardian/frontend Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Quite a nice new travel site on an outstanding domain, but holy-mother-of-Jesus did…

Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 under General

Quite a nice new travel site on an outstanding domain, but holy-mother-of-Jesus did they never think of the search engines when building their URL structures? http://villas.com/thailand/phuket/panwa/p/korsiri-villas.html?sid=876fa118942a9a6e3a32c79df325b561;dcid=4;class_interval=1;csflt=%7B%7D;dest_id=3287;dest_type=region;dtdisc=0;hyb_red=0;inac=0;interval_of_time=undef;nha_red=0;offset=0;property_room_info=1;redirected_from_city=0;redirected_from_landmark=0;redirected_from_region=0;region=3287;review_score_group=empty;score_min=0;ss_all=0;ssb=empty;ucfs=1;srfid=68e7fcefe46ff196552baa6cc4fd15d992688033X1 ^^ that's clicking a regular link from their homepage, not a POSTed search or similar… Embedded Link ★★★★ Korsiri Villas, Panwa Beach, Thailand In the beautiful mountains of Phuket, […]

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It just gets better and better:

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

It just gets better and better: Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs Never again will you miss a delivery because you were on the toilet Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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OH

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

MY… GOD… Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs This listing will be part of my keynote presentation to a forthcoming sociology forum entitled “Toilets in kitchens – What is wrong with people?”. Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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