Hummingbird Google Update September 26th Google’s New Algorithm

Today Google announced the new algorithm as per Reuters post here.

Official key takeaways so far:

it is the company’s effort to match the meaning of queries with that of documents on the Internet

– erm, not really surprising

the company launched its latest “Hummingbird” algorithm about a month ago and that it currently affects 90 percent of worldwide searches via Google

– Now that’s interesting – in the past I felt sometimes that when they announced an update – I could actually see rankings fluctuate a week before. A month before – hmm, time to go through some keyword ranking position reports and see if roughly a month ago there were any strange movements.
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See that spike? That’s 17th – roughly a week ago.. Hmm.
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#notprovidedfilmtitles Winners of the Best Titles

Hey guys – I’ve quickly put this together after yesterday’s #notprovidediflmtitles fun.
Thanks a lot to Tom Roberts for coming up with the idea and making all of our lifes a bit more busy but a whole lot more fun. 🙂
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Brighton Runner in Search of a Sponsor for Three Half Marathons and a Full Marathon in Early 2014

So, I’m officially looking or a sponsor – I need new trainers (£50 for a half decent pair) and entries/travel to enter 3 half marathons in first three months of 2014 and a full marathon later in 2014. Read more

Three Half Marathons in First 3 Months of 2014

I’ve finally run over half marathon distance. 13.5 miles. I’m ready for the three half marathons in first quarter of 2014 (Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings).

Also looking at a marathon to enter in late 2014 – either Bournemouth or Berlin.

Here’s my route from today (with slight alterations due to map software):
http://binged.it/1bzTaZD

SeoZone Istanbul Turkey Sep 2013 All Presentations Slides and Twitter Data Visualisation

Hey!

Here are the slides and my Twitter data visualisation from the SEOZONE Conference Istanbul September 2013.

Data twitter visualisation on the day.

The most tweets happened at 9am:

Tweet numbers throughout the day

Tweet numbers throughout the day

The most tweeted names were: @ipullrank (Mike King) with 63, closely followed by @yigitkonur (Yiğit Konur) with 60 and @stephchang (Stephanie Chang):

Most mentioned twitter handles

Most mentioned twitter handles

Images from the day:

Credits/Sources:
Featured post image by: Mehmet Aktuğ

How Social Media Turned my Hair Purple in 48 hours

It’s Thursday – a day before BrightonSEO – the best free SEO conference in the UK, happening right here on the south coast. I’m scouting Twitter doing bits of outreach and socialising before the event to see who I can meet in person from people I’ve been following for a while.

How it Started …

I watch the hashtag #brightonseo on my tweetdeck – and soon noticed a trend – a fair few SEOs who couldn’t attend events were asking if anyone needed a ticket. I decided to RT some of the tweets to help tickets find a new home so they didn’t go to waste. Luckily someone replied – a neighbouring Blogger Outreach agency: Don’t Believe The Hype.

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How to visualise Twitter data in 5 minutes

Today I’ll show how you can visualise Twitter data (for example for a local SEO conference as I did in this example) to generate nice curated content and display trends. Hopefully you’ll find this as useful as I did.

Here’s a taster of how the graphs you create today may look:

Slightly more advanced graphs

Slightly more advanced graphs


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Four Best Moments of Brighton SEO September 2013

Hey guys, I hope everyone enjoyed Brighton SEO – for me it was a great day and I’m already looking forward to the Content Marketing Show in November and the next BrightonSEO.

Here are the 4 moments/things I enjoyed the most on Brighton SEO September 2013:
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Penguin 4 – it’s here. The new Google Update Penguin May 2013

The time has come for all the bad links to go and burn in hell. Not only that, they’ll come back and drag you into it too.

This blog post from one of a few decent digital agencies out there explains pretty much what you could’ve done that you haven’t done that you should’ve done: http://www.aimclearblog.com/2013/05/20/why-seo-link-builders-are-dead-without-paid-organic-social-content-distribution/

The official update from SER is here.

Deep dive into analysis by Glenn Gabe, definitely a recommended read:
http://www.hmtweb.com/marketing-blog/penguin-2-initial-findings/

Let’s go sleep now and wake up tomorrow to many green arrows pointing north. [I’ll update this post once more information on the update is available to me]

Round up of Brighton SEO April 2013 conference posts from around the web

Hey Guys,

Instead of writing my own post about Brighton SEO 2013 I decided it’s more useful to do a round up. There are so many good posts out there that mine wouldn’t even scratch the surface or do the conference justice.

Update: Videos from BrightonSEO 2013 April are now available here.

1. the slideshows round up by All Things Web.

2. Key Takeaways from High Position.

3. Best Tools Discovered at BrightonSEO April 2013 by Pete Campbell.

4. 50 More Takeaways from BrightonSEO by WordTracker.

5. Review of Brighton SEO Spring 2013 by FreshEgg.

6. Top 5 takeaways from Brighton SEO April 2013 by Search Seven.

Let me know if I missed any other good resources out there, I tried to include the best ones.