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Shahzad Abbas
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I posted this traffic analysis of Facebook and Google on the +Define Media Group, Inc blog. 
Facebook and Google now constitute a traffic-driving duopoly, as our analysis found that 47% of all traffic in our network comes from these two sites.
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BuzzFeed's analysis of social traffic versus search traffic reveals an incorrect measurement and assessment of the publishing industry's referral traffic.
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Now Hiring for a New Position at Mack Web: Accounts Coordinator
Think you've got the chops to join the Mack Web team? We need some glue. No really, this person would be our glue.
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an important distillation of what google hummingbird is and isn't from +Gianluca Fiorelli
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Interesting perspective on disruption in the media business via Google's chief economist...
Summary: Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, talked about the challenges facing the newspaper business in a recent presentation in Italy, and showed that he understands those challenges better than most media executives.
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Gmail = (Not Provided) today.
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Temporary link schemes based on random link placement work a bit like this: Spam the web with links. Delete them soon after that (to avoid penalties but fe
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Looks like we've finally got some relief from Dark Google with the release of iOS 7. SEOs, Analysts and Website Owners can have some confidence now in the search and direct traffic numbers being reported. 
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An in-depth investigation of content strategy at top brands from the folks at +Distilled.
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+Rand Fishkin , +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen  on correlation, causation, and apparently the history of jazz. what's not to like? h/t +Gianluca Fiorelli  
 
Correlations, Causation, and all that Jazz

If you follow SEO at all, you have heard all about it - correlations are not causation.  Yet, many persist in citing correlations as proof of what signals search engines use.  What is the real story? What value can I get from a correlation study?  It turns out you can get a ton of value from them if you look at the data that right way.

Watch as I discuss this exact topic with +Rand Fishkin on October 17, 2013 at 4 PM ET (Boston time).  We will also have +Mark Traphagen joining us at a film strip panelist!

This is a live broadcast, and the link to the live YouTube feed will be posted 1 minute before the show goes live.

Please spread the word and re-share the event to others, and feel free to invite others!
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  • Define Media Group
    VP, Digital Media, 2011 - present
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    Director, Online Marketing, 2006 - 2010
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