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We're back for another week and we're going to get into a bit of a debate we were having in the SEO Dojo group over on Facebook; what is a ranking factor?

There are some folks like myself (+David Harry ) and +Bill Slawski that muse at industry ranking factor "studies" that use popular SEO terminology, not actual signals that we'd see in the information retrieval world (via patents/papers etc). We also (as always) wonder about the efficacy of correlations studies in general.

As always, we're sure to hit the latest news, take questions from viewers and other topics... Be sure to join us.
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“No matter what one does, whether one's deeds serve virtue or vice, nothing lacks importance. All actions bear a kind of fruit” - Buddha
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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
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Facebook Pulls Ahead of Google In Referral Traffic - Last quarter, Facebook surpassed Google in referral traffic to news sites, challenging the search giant's dominance and becoming its most formidable competitor in yet another area.
Last quarter, Facebook surpassed Google in referral traffic to news sites, challenging the search giant's dominance and becoming its most formidable competitor in yet another area.
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Google Search Patents of interest for the week;

Framework for selecting and presenting answer boxes relevant to user input as query suggestions 
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110995.html

Search query reformulation using result term occurrence count
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110993.html

Search result inputs using variant generalized queries
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110975.html

Identifying an image for an entity
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110943.html

Methods and systems for extracting information from text
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110852.html

Selecting search queries for display with data associated with search terms
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0227539.html
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying answer boxes for presentation to a user. In general, one aspect of the subject matter de
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“But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.” - Buddha
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So... we all know about the various industry sources for "ranking factor" studies... But are they really based on actual scoring elements found in the world of information retrieval? And what about correlations? Are they worth the pixels they're written with?

Join +Bill Slawski - +Terry Van Horne ... and the rest of the gang as we dig into the myth and the reality. 
 
We're back for another week and we're going to get into a bit of a debate we were having in the SEO Dojo group over on Facebook; what is a ranking factor?

There are some folks like myself (+David Harry ) and +Bill Slawski that muse at industry ranking factor "studies" that use popular SEO terminology, not actual signals that we'd see in the information retrieval world (via patents/papers etc). We also (as always) wonder about the efficacy of correlations studies in general.

As always, we're sure to hit the latest news, take questions from viewers and other topics... Be sure to join us.
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+Avinash Kaushik +David Harry  Thanks for giving me a good laugh.  That about sums up the relationship building on Facebook. One thing about it, those acquaintances know what you are if not who you are.
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Google Search Patents of interest for the week; 

Framework for selecting and presenting answer boxes relevant to user input as query suggestions 
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110995.html

Search query reformulation using result term occurrence count
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110993.html

Search result inputs using variant generalized queries
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110975.html

Identifying an image for an entity
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110943.html

Methods and systems for extracting information from text
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9110852.html

Selecting search queries for display with data associated with search terms
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0227539.html
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying answer boxes for presentation to a user. In general, one aspect of the subject matter de
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Super Uber-duper Search Engine Algorithm Analyst and Web Presence Visibility Optimizer
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  • Verve Developments
    Internet marketing and SEO consultant, 1998 - present
    Working as an SEO and Internet marketing consultant. First started in the world of web design waaaaaaay back in 1998.
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Introduction
Hi there, Dave here, first things first, I don’t enjoy SEO… don’t even like it; I LOVE IT. While I participate in and am surrounded by many facets of internet marketing, SEO is where the heart is. As one would for any art, expression is an important part (as is passing it on).

I own and operate both Search News Central and the SEO Training Dojo where I write, teach and participate in the search industry's evolution. My real job, my 'day job' is as a search and internet marketing consultant with Verve Developments.

Full time Fire Horse and wandering web Gypsy - I am but a twig on the shoulders of the mighty river of life. If we knew it all, where would be the mystery?

Wise men don't judge: they seek to understand. - by Wei Wu Wei

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Won a couple of SEMMY awards, write for awesome places like Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal and had mentions in places like USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
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