Heatmaps Training Video

By Newsroom May 11, 2011

This session looks at how we can make the most of our data presented in advanced reports to create a heatmap detailing the geographical location of our backlinks in a visual map. The video uses the gadget tools within Google Docs so ensure that you have an account set up prior to following the tutorial. We would like to thank Wiep Knol for masterminding this innovative use of… Continue reading

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Historic Index Update

By Alex May 10, 2011

Today we’ve updated our Historic backlinks index, stats are as follows: 346,460,574,925 unique pages crawled 3,412,851,161,583 unique URLs in total. All fresh data crawled in period up to 27 Apr 2011 was added to this update… Continue reading

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Yahoo BOSS Cracks Down on Automated Queries

By Dixon Jones May 4, 2011

Today we noticed signs that Yahoo are taking action on their API product BOSS, against users that are polling automated queries. In effect, this could cause many ( perhaps most? ) automated link management software to become obsolete almost overnight.

It turns out that automated queries were always against Yahoo’s Terms of Service. Who knew? (Well -… Continue reading

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May the 4th Fresh Index revisited

By Alex May 4, 2011

Did you know that today is Star Wars Day – and not just any annual Star Wars Day either. The starwars.com site has a “May the Fourth” subdomain with a daunting countdown clock, claiming that “all will be revealed” in less than an hour!

Whilst eagerly waiting this momentous moment we’ve decided to kill some time by checking whether our indexing system was fast enough to… Continue reading

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Historic Backlinks Index Update

By Alex April 26, 2011

Today we’ve updated our Historic backlinks index, stats are as follows: 344,363,924,558 unique pages crawled 3,393,591,420,828 unique URLs in total… Continue reading

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