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Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen


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Articles by Jonathan Allen

  1. The Curious Case of Social Buttons in E-commerce

    Shopping search technology company, The Find, shared some research into the implementation of social buttons on e-commerce sites exclusively with SEW. The study reveals how which social buttons and plugins are the favorites among e-commerce sites.

  2. Bing Linked Pages Simpler than Google+ Author Markup

    At first glance Bing Linked Pages sounds like an answer to Google's content authorship markup. However any resemblance is short lived as they do different things. Bing Linked Pages seeks to connect content that is about you rather than written by you

  3. On Magic & SEO: Open Letter to Forbes, Bill Barol

    SEW's reply to a blog post on entitled, "Sex, Free iPad, Naked Pictures of Cat Deeley, 8 Ways to Get Rich Right This Second and Lose Weight While You Sleep" which urged demystification in SEO but instead reproduced endemic superstitions.

  4. Funny Flirting with Siri; The Apple of My iPhone

    This week, SEW has mostly been playing with Siri. So much so we tried to 'score a date' with the robotic personal assistant and made into a comic. Here are all the easter eggs SEW found simply by asking Siri weird questions.

  5. Happy Holidays from Google (And from us too!)

    Google has really been spoiling us this year with holiday fun. There was the Let it Snow "easter egg" on Google search, and now there is a snowflake button on YouTube and today's animated Google Doodle plays jingle bells!

  6. Is Diego Rivera Google Doodle a Nod to the 99%?

    Today's Google Logo honors the 125th birthday of Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Whilst there is plenty of artistic allusion in the piece, there may also be a hint of political sympathy in today's choice of Google Doodle.

  7. Google Easter Eggs; Just Search "Do a Barrel Roll"

    Hot on the heels of the popularity around Siri Easter Eggs, Google looks like it is bringing some personality quirks to the search engine. Type the phrase "do a barrel roll" (without quotes) into the search box, and you'll get what you asked for.

  8. Search Engine Watch Redesign Breaks Records

    Exactly 6 months ago, we re-designed Search Engine Watch to the site you see today. Content migration is the first major leap into our brand new identity, but the most critical piece of the puzzle. Now, we are pleased to share all the results.

  9. Phone Through Rate is new AdWords Ranking Factor

    Now advertisers can bid for calls made via any Google ad. The significant change is your bid-per-call will affect ad positions in AdWords which, in effect, means that advertisers can place bids on offline actions rather than on purely online actions.