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Yousaf Sekander
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Interested in data mining, informational retrieval and other search engine technologies.
Interested in data mining, informational retrieval and other search engine technologies.

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UPDATE ON THE GOOGLE'S SMARTPHONE CONFIGURATION RECOMMENDATIONS: 

Three months ago or so a few people noticed that on the latest update of the Google recommendations for "Changing configuration on smartphone" they were recommending 302 redirects in the  "Moving from separate URLs to same URLs" scenario:

"Redirect your separate smartphone URLs to your desktop URLs using server-side 302 HTTP redirects" it said.  

I've seen that these have been updated (the latest update says it was on August 26 for the English version and on September 8 in the Spanish and French one that I checked too).

Now it says: "Redirect your separate smartphone URLs to your desktop URLs using server-side 301 HTTP redirects". 

Many of us were wondering why they were recommending 302 redirects instead of 301 ... I guess this change answers our question in some way! 

On the other hand, in the "Moving from same URLs to separate URLs" scenario before they were recommending "using server-side 302 HTTP redirects" and now it says "using server-side 301 or 302 HTTP redirects". 

You can see the screenshot attached with the old and new version of the recommendations. The old one was taken from the Wayback Machine on June 26 (you can see it for yourself here too: http://web.archive.org/web/20140626004334/https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/change-configuration) and you can see the current one here: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/change-configuration
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What do Web Analysts do?

Blast from the past... This one from Feb 2012 by Rachelle Maisner, http://goo.gl/vpBYzw, was just tweeted by someone. 

Funny and insightful. What do you think?
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If you are doing content marketing then you should check out Influencer Reporting in http://www.socialcrawlytics.com 

The tool now identifies the most influential people who have interacted with the most shared content of your competitor's site - this data is an absolute goldmine and very actionable. 

Here is an example report - check out the highlighted part. 
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Zuckerberg un-friending Barraco Barner on the phone...
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+Amit Singhal +Matt Cutts and I in a +Google Glass selfie on stage at #SMX  -- come on Google+ folks we want to make it the most shared thing on Google+ ever :) #throughglass
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My new app Cromonitor has been featured on The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/10/20/cromonitor-lets-keep-track-competitors-ab-tests/

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Dear Google, don't be evil. 
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