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Hey +John Mueller , +Christopher Semturs , +Pierre Far.

I was wondering whether you guys could clarify whether specific URL entries in a disavow file are treated as head matches? I'm specifically wondering about URLs that use commas and/or semi-colons to separate parameters.

Some tools, such as +LinkRisk, crop the end off such URLs, and so if you then later used exports from them, it might be that you are not actually disavowing the URL correctly.

Many thanks!
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That would be very welcome, thanks +Paul Madden. :)
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I found a bug in Google that allowed you to find people's email address from their Google+ profile.
I found a bug that allowed me to find anyone with a Google+ account's login email address. This could be used to target specific people for spear phishing.
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I'm impressed with the speed they addressed it.  Hope you get your bounty
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How do the changes we’re seeing in Google shape #UX  and what does this means for the future of search? +Will Critchlow and +Tom Anthony talk you through the developments in the latest #DistilledLive  video: http://dis.tl/13DTj9h
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+Tom Anthony Great pre-cursor to your SearchLove duet with +Will Critchlow 
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Twitter is down. Is everyone here? I feel so alone.
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Oh yes. I remember Twitter :-) 
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Great story about how to be creative with growing and marketing a business online.
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Coming Soon: THE complete guide to building online communities
So, I'm pretty excited about what +Mack Web Solutions has in the works. We are building a complete guide on how to build an online community. You can sign up for it here: http://building-online-communities.mackwebsolutions.com/

We also put together a little more in depth information about what you can expect from this guide (what we're so fondly referring to as Arthur ) and you can read that here: http://mackwebsolutions.com/blog/2013/02/online-community-building-gold/
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This is a really awesome deck on a process for producing ideas for creative pieces of content by +Mark Johnstone . It provides a very easy to digest process with some great examples. Definitely recommended.
People often ask me 'how do you come up with ideas?' It's a tough question. Ideas just come to you, right? I disagree. Learn from our successes and failur...
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Are we shifting away from keywords towards contexts?

In this post I outline how keywords used to be the only indicator of a users intent, but nowadays there are many signals (of which the keyword is one) which signal their intent, and we need to update our thinking to incorporate that.
Gone are the days when a search query simply involved a string of words. Today's queries include all sorts of implicit data — location, device, etc. — that add to the search engines' understanding of what searchers really wanted to find. That fact has some very real implications for the way we think about keywords.
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Your eyes so beautiful.
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My deck for Kahenacon (http://www.kahenadigital.com/kahenacon/) on the Evolution of Search.
Presented at KahenaCon in Jerusalem, May 26h 2013: http://www.kahenadigital.com/kahenacon/ Here I review some of the changes in Search and SEO that we've seen o
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Getting quite excited about attending and speaking at KahenaCon 2013 in a few weeks.

Kahena have put together a great set of speakers, including +Aleyda Solis. Thanks to +Ari Nahmani and his team for organising - should be an awesome conference!
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Great presentation Tom. I really learned a lot about the future of search. 
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If your brand includes ".com" (e.g hotels.com or made.com), how do you help Google differentiate between a brand search and a navigational search for multi-lingual sites?

For example, for both my examples above, if you search on Google.fr you get their English language site as number one, and French language site a sitelink.

Are sites in this scenario ever able to overcome such a problem and rank 'correctly' for non-English searches?

Would love to hear from +Pierre Far  or +John Mueller on this.
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+Tom Anthony understood, but WHAT would you want to see exactly? Describe what would be most useful for you to prevent this kind of problem.
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Here's our review of last night's +Distilled event with some great link building advice from +Tom Anthony +Marcus Taylor and +Matt Beswick 
I attended my third Distilled evening event this week. Every time I've been, the talks have been entertaining, informative and what's more, the drinks and food tend to be free! Here's a summary of ton...
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I'm a Consultant at Distilled with a background in web development. I'm currently finishing off my PhD in AI. Basically I'm a geek.
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