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  1. Blog SEO Quiz – Test Your Blog Optimization Knowledge

    I have conducted usability tests with different branches of engineers (chemical, mechanical, electrical, systems, etc. Blog optimization is no exception. For example, since blog software was first invented, I have heard many search engine...

  2. Matt Cutts: Facebook, Twitter Social Signals Not Part of Google Search Ranking Algorithms

    And so the idea of doing a lot of special engineering work to try to extract some data from web pages when we might get blocked from being able to crawl those web pages in the future, is something where the engineers would to be a little bit leery...

  3. Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

    Further, Schmidt said Google would send engineers to the UK's Internet Watch Foundation and the U.S. YouTube engineers have also been working on the problem, according to Schmidt, developing algorithms that can detect child abuse in videos.

  4. Writing Content for Users vs. Search Engines: Is There Still a Difference?

    In fact, there are even some search engineers that still argue that semantic search is a long-term goal. Skilled copywriters could get their point across to both in an unobtrusive fashion. The less skilled stood out like sore thumbs.

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

    New features often demand changes to data schemas, and our culture aims to make these changes easy for engineers. The majority of the work--infrastructure, ranking, and product--has been accomplished in the past year by a few dozen engineers on the...

  6. Google's Patrick Thomas Talks Controversial Content Ahead of SES San Francisco Keynote

    In some ways, this is always going to be a cat-and-mouse game between the spammers and our engineers. As of 2013, that number is closer to 60 trillion unique URLs, according to Patrick Thomas, a specialist on Google's User Policy team and keynote...

  7. Matt Cutts on Google's International Spam-Fighting Efforts

    The web spam team has both engineers who work on algorithmic spam and we have the manual web spam team and both of those work on spam around the world," Cutts said. Cutts said that Google engineers fight spam in 40 different languages throughout...