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Saturday, July 27th, 2013

33% of Australian iPhone users on Yahoo for search?

While fiddling with my logs, I found the oddest thing – to paraphrase the headline, 33% of iPhone users search on Yahoo rather than Google (in the .au space) So I have a site with large traffic in the Australian mum and dad traffic space. Its a ‘one-off’ site – you use it find some […]

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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Australian Mobile usage online

So there was a question on the WSG Mailing List asking what smart phone usage stats were like in the .au space. As it happens, I have a some sites with decent traffic from ‘everyday users’ in that space, so I thought I’d help out by posting the smart phone stats. Its just a dump […]

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Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Google Trends for Websites not so scary…

Everyone is talking about the new Google Trends for websites – Graywolf has a piece on it, as does Aaron (where this post started as a comment. Hi Aaron! Look! Blogging!). But I think its important to note that, while people are complaining that this is giving away the farm, its not as bad as […]

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Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Nofollow Followon

I read Andy Beal’s Lowering The Google Red Flag article this morning, and it contains what I expected to see soon – skilled internet publishers challenging Google’s “ownership” of the web by blocking them…

Andy has been badly hit by page rank reductions because he writes paid reviews with followed links. We aren’t talking 5 minute crappy reviews here, Andy tells us he puts hours of work into each review and is very discriminating in what reviews he takes on. One would have thought he would be the ideal subject for

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

This is the way the Internet died

I remember the internet. It was really cool – so many resources, all in front of you on your computer, and things called ‘search engines’ that had big lists of *everything* on the ‘net (because we affectionately called it “the ‘net”) and you could go to a search engine website and type in something you […]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Checking Cite Tag in Search Engines

This is an experiment to see what emphasis the search engines place on various tags. Specifically tested are: h1 h2 b strong em I have created 4 pages using a particular phrase for each of these tags. The tags that the search engines actually use to weight words should appear in the top results. If […]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Checking Heading Tag in Search Engines

This is an experiment to see whether Google recognises the Header tags as showing the marked text as "more important". I have created 10 pages. Page One applies markup to The Phrase with a H1 tag Page Two applies markup to The Phrase with a H2 tag Page Three applies markup to The Phrase with […]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Checking Cite Tag in Search Engines

This is an experiment to see whether Google recognises the cite tag as "special". I have created 5 pairs of pages. 5 have The Phrase in a cite tag, and 5 don’t. Pages labelled B have The Phrase inside a cite tag, while pages labelled A just have The Phrase as part of a paragraph. […]

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Friday, October 19th, 2007

Accessibility Statement

This page is an overview of how this site facilitates visitors with disabilities (and makes life easier for the rest of us, too) Access keys Unless I missed something in the last site upgrade (in which case, let me know!, this site does not make use of Access Keys. The possibilities for clashing with keys […]

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Our Privacy Policy

This page is designed to make you aware of what types of information we may collect about you and your visit to our site, and how we will use that information. We hold the personal privacy of people as very important and will do our best to ensure you retain it. Our Privacy Policy forms […]

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