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From some research I did a few months ago, though I don't have "SEO tests" running for this currently, things have changed.
With 2 links Google can count both anchor texts but doesn't seem to always do so
When first link is nofollow, Google sometimes uses the second followed link's anchor text
I didn't look for link to named anchors e.g.#header as this might not be necessary as a work around to get both links to count
As to the dancing on pin comments - I totally disagree with Matt.
If you can get good anchor text from 3rd party sites, the priority should be to give yourself the best internal links possible (to tell Google what the page is really about) - internal linking optimization is vital.
Understanding the mechanics of the link selector is a fundamental of on site optimization.
In this constantly connected world, users can interact with your business across many digital touchpoints: websites, mobile apps, web apps, and other digital devices. So to help you understand what users do in the increasingly diverse digital landscape, we’re enabling you to view web and app data from the same reporting view. This will be rolling out to all accounts over the next week.
Analyze app and web data in the same reporting view
Any data you send to the same property appears in all of the reporting views, regardless of how you collected that data. This means that if you send data from the web or from a mobile app to one property, both data sets appear in your reports.
If you want to isolate data from one source, like if you only want to see web data in your reports, you can set up a filter to customize what you see. You can also use other tools to isolate each data set, including customizations in standard reports, dashboards, custom reports, and secondary dimensions.
Measure web apps
How these changes affect you
This product change can affect you in different ways, based on how your account is set up and what kind of data you collect and send to Google Analytics.
The Visitors web metric and Active Users app metric are now unified under the same name, Users. And, Visits are now referred to as Sessions everywhere in all of Google Analytics. We’ll be making these changes starting today, and rolling them out incrementally over the next week.
If you collect and send both web and app hits to one property in your Google Analytics account, all your hits will appear in all your reporting views starting today. If you want to keep your web and app data separate, you need to add a filter to your reporting views.
If you don’t send web and app data to the same property in your account, your data stays the same.
Everyone, however, will see the unified metric, dimension, and segment names in their reports.
Until today, some metrics and dimensions used different names in app views and in web views, even though they presented the exact same data. Now, all metric, dimensions, and segment names are the same, regardless if they’re used for web or app data. This gives you a clear and consistent way to analyze and refer to all of your Google Analytics data.
Our developer site has more information on these changes:
Read the full list of dimension and metric names: http://goo.gl/zatfHK
App / Screen Tracking developer guide: http://goo.gl/PWxaW9
Exception Tracking developer guide: http://goo.gl/I9FQzH
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They do research the videos in advance - sometimes people question whether the answer is just Matt's version of things.
Most videos are done in a single take
No mention of a teleprompter or Matt forgetting his lines on occasion
Interesting release process as well - no mention of the content being in some way "vetted" internally before it is released.
I suppose if video is siting in a backlog for sometimes 10 months before release then there is the opportunity to chose the most appropriate.
Also some tips on equipment, lighting etc
Here is a light hearted look at the story from my perspective and what we can learn from it.
If a link is inappropriate for a work environment we use things like NSFW
I am sick of clicking a link to a supposedly interesting article and ending up on forbes.com with it's interstitials and poorly rendered overlays which frequently break navigation.
I am looking for a suitable #hashtag to warn people of a bad user experience when clicking a link
img credit http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hashtag.JPG
Takes on Guest blogging, Link Wheels and other magic solutions, as well as things like buying ads from Google to rank.
Instead of scraping everyone else's reviews, you would think Google would better integrate their own into
I just gave their screen capture plugin a 1* review because it is now totally broken, and I am certainly not alone in that opinion.
This started as a very useful tool.
Then it became almost totally broken, creating a graphic in a browser (sometimes) that you had to manually still save.
Now it seems totally broken - manual activation doesn't work at all, and it seems impossible to assign hotkeys.
Even though the review system uses my Google ID and links through to my Google+ account, the review itself doesn't get linked on my Google+ profile, and I wasn't given the opportunity to share my review on Google+
I can't even give you a permalink to my review on the plugin because of course Google across all their products seem to be averse to permalinks pointing to individual contributions.
Also note that it was also a useful proof that you can still rank for hidden text on a page - https://twitter.com/AndyBeard/status/451021662205399040
Sure I use some of the supported services, but I also use tools that affect Google's revenue.
Of these only one even uses the "Google Bar", Webmaster tools, and even as a fairly savvy web user I couldn't get Webmaster Tools added.
Facebook are gaining ground on Ad spend because they make it easy for people to spend money and see the results of their ad spend.
You can also easily add Google products that aren’t part of the Google bar, like Google Keep and Google Scholar. Learn more: http://goo.gl/hw2cri
We're rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren't seeing it yet.
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