10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2010 Data visualization and all things related continued its ascent this year with projects popping up all over the place. Some were good, and a lot were not so good. More than anything, I noticed a huge wave of big infographics this year. Google Docs Introduces New Sidebar Research Tool Google has quietly released a new research tool which sits on the sidebar in Google Docs. The tool allows users to “learn more information about the topics in [their] document,” bringing research inside the authoring environment. As you can see in the screenshots below, the tool helps users find things like famous quotes to bolster their writings with new content. The different types of results include: “web results, images, quotations, maps, reviews, and more.” You can find out more about all the additions in Google’s help doc.
Russian SEO - How To Rank Your Website In Yandex There isn’t a lot of information available about Russian SEO written in English. Russian SEO is a very interesting topic as Google is not the number 1 search engine in Russia, that throne belongs to Yandex. What is even more interesting is that Yandex have recently made huge changes to the algorithm with less focus on links and more focus on user behaviour and authority.
10 significant visualisation developments: July to December 2012 To mark the milestone of each mid-year and end of year I try to take a reflective glance over the previous 6 months period in the data visualisation field and compile some of the most significant developments. These are the main projects, events, new sites, trends, personalities and general observations that have struck me as being important to help further the development of this field. Earlier this year I published this collection for the first 6 months of 2012 and now I’d like to mark the end of 2012 with my latest perspective.
Stephen's Blog how to write a book, how to make a book, literary agenciesYou can write a memoir, which includes recollections and stories about various aspects of your mother’s lifestyle.Or, you can pick to make your mother a fictional character in a book that is inspired by her existence story. The two choices will need you to know a great deal of background information about your mom. A memoir will probably be more of an emotional experience for you than a fictional account.Suggestion Two: Gather the FactsOkay, now that you know which course you are heading to take with this book, it really is time to gather tons of facts about mom. How to make your site mobile ready Mobile has the moxie and if your business hasn’t stepped up to the mobile bar, there is no doubt you’re missing out. Today we’re talking about the single most critical mobile component of your business: Your website. Is it mobile-friendly? Google recently announced a major change to its algorithm, moving to favor mobile-friendly sites in search results.
50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media
Mobile SEO in 2015 — everything you need to know Google’s latest focus on mobile-friendly search should really come as no surprise, as every year people spend more and more time glued to their smartphones, tablets, and now their wearable devices. What’s more of a surprise, is that many businesses waited until now to begin optimizing their online practices, content, and websites for the mobile explosion. Perhaps some of the panic and frenzy around Google’s algorithm tweak, which some are claiming as “Mobilegeddon,” comes from a general misunderstanding as to how SEO works, particularly as it relates in a mobile environment. Search engine optimization is often one of those buzzwords that can sound overly complicated and includes complex theories filled with confusing technical jargon, but in reality, the rules can be quite simple. The goal of a search engine is to deliver results that are the most relevant and the best equipped to answer a user’s search query. Mobile-Friendly Website SEO Best Practices
Citeology - Projects Update: We have submitted a Citeology paper to alt.CHI which you can download here. Citeology looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations. The names of each of the 3,502 papers published at the CHI and UIST Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences between 1982 and 2010 are listed by year and sorted with the most cited papers in the middle. In total, 11,699 citations were made from one article to another within this collection. These citations are represented by the curved lines in the graphic, linking each paper to those that it referenced. While you are waiting for the applet to load, here are some sample Citeologies: 5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009 It was a huge year for data. There's no denying it. Data is about to explode. Applications sprung up left and right that help you understand your data - your Web traffic, your finances, and your life. There are now online marketplaces that sell data as files or via API. Data.gov launched to provide the public with usable, machine-readable data on a national scale.
Datasets on Datavisualization Wikileaks US Embassy Cables 29 Nov 2010 Datasets Infographic, Politics Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. Here's how media outlets strive to make the data more accessible than its original form. 2015 Google SEO On-Page Ranking Factor List Roger Montti, aka martinibuster, posted a thread at WebmasterWorld about a revised list of on-page SEO factors that he thinks are more important now in 2015, also with a list of those factors that are no longer important or as important. The factors he put on the list as being more important in 2015 are: User experience metrics (all of them) Shorter title tagsOriginal contentEngaging content that provides an answer, teaches, informs, is useful, delightsOriginal imagesQuality site designDescriptive meta description
Michael Deal ◊ Graphic Design Ongoing study of Beatles through infographics, much of which is based on secondary sources such as sales statistics, biographies, recording session notes, sheet music, and raw audio readings. This graphic traces songwriting contributions by different band members (data based on authorial attributions quantified by William J. Dowlding in the book Beatlesongs Longwinded notes: Color patterns offer clues about the band's gradual fracturing as each member became more independent.
Google Says There Are 4.7% More Mobile Friendly Web Sites Today Than Two Months Ago Google announced that since they informed us two-months ago about the Mobile Friendly Update that there has been an “4.7% uptick in the proportion of sites that are mobile friendly.” Google added they hope that now that this algorithm is rolling out that more and more sites will go mobile friendly in the near future. I am honestly a bit surprised the number is only 4.7%, but I guess Google’s index of web pages is pretty large and there are likely a huge number of web pages that are not being maintained but currently still resolving. It will be interesting to hear, if Google decides to share it, how many sites go mobile friendly in two months from now. Over the past week, there has been a lot more news about this in more of the mainstream press than on industry niche news sites. So there you have it, Google saw a ~5% uptick in mobile friendly web sites in their index in just two months.