Wells Fargo on Sharepoint 2013: “is looking to create our own SharePoint environment to use more of what’s available and build more user-friendly applications,”
Andree Ochoa Does a year in SEO review. Great summary. Partial Anchor text (including X, Y, XY, XZ, and “Click here” as anchors in your backlinks = natural. Use Varying punctuation after backlinks (Try XY! or see ZX!). Use split to home page and 50% to deep link pgs. Add 5-20 links per day, not 400 @ 1 time/month. Another validation from this strategy comes from SearchEngineWatch.
School teachers cheating on standardized tests and being caught by the data is very straightforward.
- School teachers cheat – The lowest measure of teacher cheating by an education group concluded: “3 to 6 percent” “teachers or administrators’ doctoring students’ exams.” Statistics are worse in Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington DC.
- If you think this is complicated cheating, it is not. It is a few teachers erasing/replacing scores of some students, at the *end* of tests in most cases. If you retest the same group, they do no better on the test than you would have expected without the cheating.
Here’s what the data says about finding cheating by some school teachers:
- It happens and if you think it doesn’t you are wrong.
- It is usually only a few teachers
- It is in the lowest performing “normal” classroom teachers.
- The hardest situation is ‘multi-grade’ test taker groups. “On the one hand, classrooms that performed poorly the previous year were much more likely to cheat. For example, a classroom that scored one standard deviation below average the previous year was 23 percent more likely to cheat the next year.
- Teachers who administered the exam to their own students were approximately 50 percent more likely to cheat.
Steven Levitt and Brian Jacob are both very talented economists, and you should read their books and magazines. Much of the above comes from their articles cited above, and Freakonomics is an all-grown-up look at what economic measuring tools can do to expose incentives and human behavior. Chapter 1 on Chicago school cheating is a great primer!
6 Million of 12 Million do not type www before the yourURL.com. Thanks to Chris Finke for his excellent research. Chris is a wordpress developer and data collector, and not surprisingly, Matt Mullenweb wrote a WordPress plugin to redirect blog traffic typed without the www. Matt’s solution is great for WordPress developers and admins.
If your website doesn’t support traffic with and without the www, there is even some debate about whether this can reduce SEO for your content.
Business people have tried to figure out why half their traffic doesn’t find them. The answer is to automatically support “naked domains” so that people end up at your website even if they do not type www before your domain name.
Missing your website goes undetected. Your marketing or sales effort gets dropped and no one knows. Why is this ignored? Because the user who doesn’t type www never gets to your website, and never gets into your google analytics. they are just a lost marketing and sales effort.
Research in getting business applications into the Microsoft Office store
Application licensing options from Microsoft Office Store
from Microsoft’s summary.
Your web developers have to deliver some data:
- Do you make more sales from visitors searching for “brown shoes” or “black boots?”
- Granulate the websites your users came from yesterday?
- What page was read the most Thursday?
- How many email addresses signed up for you yesterday?
- Which email title got opened more?
- Which page has the highest abandon or drop rate?
- Which link in the email got clicked the most?
- What title ended with most Goals from recipients?
- Which keyword was the best at getting your Goal met?
- Which keyword was the worst (visited but didn’t get to the Goal?)
With thanks to:
SEOMoz, Wordtracker, and Joel’s eternal good spirit of teaching!