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  1. Facebook on Graph Search Posts Index: 700 TB of Data & 100+ Ranking Factors

    Before a query reaches that ranking system, though, it is rewritten, which “involves tacking on optional clauses to search queries that bias the posts we retrieve towards results that we think will be more valuable to the user.

  2. Dissecting Google Penguin 2.0: Why Sites Won or Lost Traffic [Study]

    Voniatis said this resulted in "empirical evidence of patterns revealed about Penguin without any preconceptions or bias. MathSight warned that the data here could be too vague to take action upon, but did say that there wasn't any bias towards...

  3. Big Data = Big Trouble: How to Avoid 5 Data Analysis Pitfalls

    Confirmation Bias I first heard the term big data about two years ago, when IBM and HP started running big data print ads as a conditioning tactic to prepare the marketplace for its (then) soon-to-be widespread use (an SEO tactic reserved only for...

  4. How to Solve the Sexism in SEO 'Problem': Stop Complaining & Take Action

    We know there are less female speakers, but I don't think that's a result of gender bias," Gillette said. First Things First: Is There Really a Gender Bias in Speaking? At SES New York in March, I organized the first Girls' Night Out for some of...

  5. Say Goodbye to AdWords Average Position, Hello to Top of Page Rate

    Bias is introduced to your data. That simplicity of concept lures campaign managers and clients into misunderstanding what they're really being told. Average position is a mean average but the natural inclination is to think of it as a mode average.

  6. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    On the question of search bias and Google promoting its own vertical properties within its search results more prominently than competitors, Google came through unscathed. Today the U.S. Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month...

  7. Don't Get Scroogled: Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Holiday Shopping Campaign

    Scrolling across the top of scroogled.com are quotes from Google's founders stating how paid ads bias search results and other original “don't be evil” position statements that have been completely reversed by the new paid Google Shopping product.