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An Emerging Science of Clickbait

Every emotion occupies a point in this Valence-Arousal-Dominance parameter space.

Guerini and Staiano’s idea is that it is not an emotion itself that determines virality but its position in this parameter space.

Some very interesting results here on what type of pieces get comments and what type of pieces get shared. 

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Highlights Of The FTC Staff Report On Google & Antitrust Issues

We've dug through the report for you and pulled out parts that seem especially interesting.

I'll read the whole thing myself this weekend but as a proxy this is an absolute must read. 

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US Desktop Search Volume Trend

February saw more negative numbers with a 3.87% decrease, year over year, in desktop search volume. What’s truly amazing is that the number in February wasn’t just lower than 2014, but was lower than 2013 and 2012. That’s right, you have to go back to 2011 until you reach another February where desktop search volume was lower.

Looking at this again from a 10,000 foot view I think you can see just what an impact mobile has had on desktop search.

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I look at statcounter global stats now and then, but I see that only as an indication.
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Google Demonstrates Breakthrough Needed for Quantum Computing

A solution to one of the key problems holding back the development of quantum computers has been demonstrated by researchers at Google and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Many more problems remain to be solved, but experts in the field say it is an important step toward a fully functional quantum computer. Such a machine could perform calculations that would take a conventional computer millions of years to complete.

This is super interesting stuff and could lead to material changes in a number of fields.

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Scratch 'n Sniff Banana Wallpaper

Left to my own devices I might consider putting this up in a small room. 
You can get a roll of it for $470. And it really will smell like bananas if you scratch it.
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Does Google Sniff Your Gmail to Discover URLs?

Does Google scan Gmails to see URLs shared within them, and then does it use these to discover new content? There are many who adamantly maintain that they do. So the IMEC Labs Test Group decided to put that to the test. In this post, we will report our results on whether or not Google is reading your gmails to see stuff that you are linking too.

This is about what I expected. But nice to see it proven out. 

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thanks for testing - the url impression count and engagement signals (e.g clicks) to the url within gmail could still be used as a ranking signal next to indexing or content discovery tasks... in 2008 i was able to put an "seo test url" as default signature link in all german y! mails (more than 2 million emails/day around 15% to gmail) for about 24h to test how it will influence ranking to that url, result: no indexing and ranking - first indexing 3 weeks later probably caused through backlinks from public mailing groups...

btw about one year later that URL became a top 10 for that competetive key (mothers day in german) with no special seo tactic...
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My Favorite SEO Tool Isn't An SEO Tool

My favorite SEO tool isn’t an SEO tool at all. Chrome Developer Tools how I love thee, let me count the ways.

Just a few of the ways I use Chrome Developer Tools to make my life easier and more productive. 

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Totally agreed +AJ Kohn  and I was wondering why no one use it for doing site audits or mention about developer tools. 
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Dick Costolo Thinks It's OK to Never Tweet

Everyone wants to know and stay up-to-date on what’s happening in their world and be connected and know what’s going on. That’s what Twitter provides. So I think that irrespective of whether you want to tweet, everyone can get value out of Twitter right away.

I'm not sure why this is so hard to understand. In any online community there are a tremendous amount of Lurkers. Applied to Twitter, I think it's incredible they've got as many people Tweeting as they do right now. 

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For me, the endless lesson from twitter is that you can always go simpler and the simpler you go, the more people will jump on board. 

With that in mind, the tweeting rate makes perfect sense. 
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Google Showing Related Searches in Autocomplete

I couldn’t believe what I’d just seen. Google is suggesting I search for Zappos competitors?

Nice catch by +Dan Shure along with some solid analysis. 

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Competitors In Search Suggest? Ahem *autocomplete* as Google now calls it. This past weekend I was playing around with some Google searches when I saw this
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+Dan Shure Yeah, no problem, I've already seen it back up.
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So very true.
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SEO (and proud of it). 

Owner, Blind Five Year Old, Marketing Land Columnist, SEOmoz Search Ranking Panelist.

20 years of marketing experience, with a successful track record of managing marketing programs - both online and offline. 

Product strategist with a passion for iterative product development, fusing design and user experience with quantitative analysis.

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    Marketing, 1989 - 1993
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