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@mrichards009 Yandex may have the right idea: It's eliminating links as a ranking factor for commercial queries in the Moscow region, simply because there's been so much abuse that such links are meaningless. (Today Moscow, tomorrow the world?)
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230602
Over the past 30 days, nearly 8.6 percent of visits to Europeforvisitors.com have come from iPad users. (Also, on average, those users have stayed on the site slightly longer and looked at more pages than the typical visitor.)
I suppose the popularity of the iPad with our readers shouldn't come as a complete surprise, since the iPad is lightweight and thin (making it convenient to carry if you're a traveler), but in any case, the iPad is certainly becoming a mainstream tool with our audience of leisure travelers and cruisers.
2 years, 7 months ago on The 10 most iPad-friendly countries in the world
OK, I''ll admit that I'm no expert on SVG, but after reading the cited articles, I'd suggest that you're raising false hopes when you write: "Wouldn’t it be nice to have a website where all graphics automatically matches the screen resolution perfectly"
The real challenge is how to serve photos of reasonable filesizes that look good on both normal and Retina-type displays. Unless I'm badly mistaken, SVG isn't the solution to that problem.
2 years, 7 months ago on Has the time come for web designers to embrace the SVG image format?
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Or maybe the "social" aspect of Google+ is just the spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down (with the medicine being the G+ identity platform and focal point for author-markup links). I'd guess that, from a search-quality point of view, Google's being able to see that you've published 50 articles on chronic pancreatitis or Elbonian folk dancing is far more important than whether readers are clicking "+1" on your pages about those topics.
2 years, 7 months ago on ‘Google Have Dropped the Ball on Search Quality’ – An Interview with ‘Dr Pete’ Meyers
I'm not at all sure that AuthorRank is "just an evolution of the social concept." Above all else, AuthorRank seems to be about identity and subject expertise. "Social signals" may contribute to AuthorRank, but I'd guess they'll be icing on the cake, not the main ingredients in the cake's recipe.