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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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Via +Jennifer Slegg -> Major WordPress Exploit Affecting Sites using WordPress SEO by Yoast - update those plugins ASAP!
The major exploit has been discovered in the extremely popular SEO WordPress plugin, WordPress SEO by Yoast. All WordPress blogs that are currently using this SEO plug-in need to upgrade to the latest version. This exploit means that blogs using WordPress and this plugin are vulnerable to a Blind SQL Injection. This particular exploit requires …
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The memories of Carmichael Auditorium are awesome. We've been thinking a lot about Dean lately. 
I wish I was able to vote for Bee for Mayor. 
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It is worth a trip to Hotatlanta to see +John Sherrod get his head shaved. 

The shearing couldn't be at a better location. +FadoIrishPubRestaurantAtlanta is awesome. 

I know there are plenty of us who would pay to see the bald dome. Here's your chance.

Raising money for pediatric cancer research is seriously cool. Making us laugh takes the cake.

Cheers. 
 
I'm joining the St. Baldrick's fundraising drive and shaving my head to combat childhood cancer.

As some of you may know, my wife Amy is a bit of a rock star in the world of pediatric oncology.  She is involved in some cutting-edge therapies and has been a recurring speaker at leading conferences regarding childhood cancer treatments.

What you may not know is that childhood cancer research is severely underfunded.  And this year (actually, next Friday the 13th @ 4:50 pm), I'm getting my head shaved to raise money for this cause.  

What's that?  How can YOU help?  Thought you would never ask!

I'm trying to raise at least $3000 by next Friday and I'm already half way there.
Here is my donation page.  https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/johnsherrod   
Anything you can pitch in will help.  And if you're in the ATL and want to see me get the buzz cut, the event will be at Fado Irish pub in Buckhead.  Otherwise, I'll have some before and after pix available at the link above.  

Many Thanks,

John
This St. Baldrick’s participant is shaving their head to raise money for childhood cancer research and stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer! Make a donation to support their fundraising efforts.
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Two important #WebmasterNews  announcements today:
1. Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, meaning more #mobilefriendly  sites in search results.
2. Starting today, we will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed.

Get the full details on our blog: http://goo.gl/WEAZcX
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Thanks for this. Very helpful for something I was actually just writing up.
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The Boston Sports Guy is an incredible story. His rise has been fun to follow. He was blogging about fantasy NBA in the mid 90's.

In this article Simmons talks about podcast advertising and how it is so effective. I never really thought of it this way. 
"I think they take it for granted. Not just how hard I work, but how hard everybody works."
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There is a lot to be concerned about here. 
 
I am about to cause a bit of an uproar I think,  but I am going to do this for a reason.    That reason being to get the issue dealt with or at the very least bring the issue to your attention.

This all came about because I needed to be able to test export from a Application Google Analytics account and i didn't have access to one so I made a script that would insert random data for me.     It took me about 2 hours to make a script on app scripts and set it to run every minute.   It inserts random data though the Measurement protocol.  I left said script running for several months.     Before you panic it was writing to only one account a dummy application Google Analytics Account I made.  

We all know that there have been spammers inserting random data into our Google Analytics accounts for the last few months.   We have been able to deal with this by keeping track of all the referral sites that we know are spam and then filter them out.    

What I want to ask you is what would happen if there was no way to track this referral site?  What if it was just random generated so that there was no way to track it?  

Yes its possible.    Its what I have been doing to my own test account.

So my question for you is what is stopping people from doing this randomly to everyone's account.   How can we be sure our Google Analytics Data is accurate anymore?
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This GA exploit has been knocking about a few months now. i first released what was going on dec last year when i was getting GA hits that were not actually showing up in my server.

Clever though.. half GA hack, half social engineered.
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This is incredible. 
 
N.C.A.A. Penalizes Syracuse Basketball and Suspends Jim Boeheim

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A startling report says the athletic department violated rules for more than a decade, and the severe punishment includes suspending Boeheim, the men’s basketball coach, for nine games.
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Is this a next step in the Semantic Search transformation and the move away from links? Is this part of Hummingbird?

It fits the direction Google has been moving for a long time.

"Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. "

It makes a lot of sense.

The article references http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1 from Cornell University. "The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score." 

Get ready for another big shift in mainstream SEO strategies. 

I found this article on Drudge Report. It shows how far SEO is in the press mindset that they would recognize the importance of the shift in Google. 
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Love this integration. Live chat is awesome for many local businesses. 
 
Cool. Google is testing a live chat feature in the knowledge panel to help local businesses connect with customers.
Google is testing out a service that incorporates live chat with businesses right into search results, via a new link that shows whether a business is..
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