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Henry Phillips
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Digital immigrant. Web worker. Pedant.
Digital immigrant. Web worker. Pedant.

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Hashtags showing up in Google live search. Can you get on to the #frontpage as easily as that?
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Listening to the G+ guy at BrightonSEO. Tough following the Twitter guy...
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Looking at a Sitemaps page in Webmaster Tools with more than 100m pages submitted... quite scary.
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Still getting some odd "link removal" requests. I've had two from one agency (different people) including one from an "Off Page Strategist". The first time, a colleague called and was told to "forget it". The second time I emailed them asking why, and haven't had a reply.
I still can't work out whether they are idiots (removing their own clients' links) or bastards (requesting removal of clients' competitors' links)...
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So I seem to have managed to connect our corporate Google Plus page +192.com and validate it in such a way that it comes up when searching for the brand term "192" although not yet for "192.com", which is interesting. At least to me.

No evidence yet as to whether and how it will change click patterns on our paid and organic links. Keeping a close eye on it...
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Lots of people flapping since these messages started going out about "you have unnatural links". I've had two "link removal requests" for the (very large, well established, highly trusted) directory that I work for in the past few days, with people clearly panicking about spammy links, guessing which ones they are and getting it wrong.

In both cases - instead of doing the easy thing and removing them - I wrote back and asked why they wanted to us not to link to them; in both cases the webmasters said "Sorry, can we retain the link please".

It feels like the whole nofollow shambles all over again, with Google (presumably inadvertently) causing lots of people to waste enormous amounts of time and energy.
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OK, so you know that there are all those Facebook scams about "who saw your profile"?
The site that I work for - 192.com - has introduced a genuine version of this, but of course restricted to people who searched for you on 192.com.
However, as we get around 10m users per month, that's quite a decent number.
(192.com is a UK people-finding service, in case you didn't know; lots of data from the electoral roll and other sources like Companies House.)
Note: this new service is a paid service.
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