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Revealed: the ancient genetic link between chimpanzees and bonobos

Bonobos are separated from chimpanzees by the River Congo, but they share more genes than we thought. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters<p>Peter Frandsen, <i>University of Copenhagen</i><p>Between 1.5 and 2 million years ago, chimpanzees (<i>Pan troglodytes</i>) and bonobos (<i>Pan paniscus</i>) evolved from a common ancestor and …

Tweaking One Enzyme Doubles A Worm's Lifespan

It could work the same way in humans<p>From the second we’re born, our cells are given their marching orders for how to grow, mature, and maintain our bodies. But at a certain point, the repairs become faulty, and we age and eventually die. Now a team of Korean researchers has found a way to modify a …

High Frequency Trading: All You Need To Know

In the aftermath of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys" there has been a renewed surge in interest in High Frequency Trading. Alas, much of it is …

Snakes Evolved From Burrowing Ancestors, Not Swimming Ones

Even without arms or legs, snakes are some of the world’s most fearsome predators. Their unique anatomy suggests that modern snakes originated as …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

University of New South Wales

5 Missteps that Lead to High Conversion Rates, But Kill Your ROI

Download 35 Landing Page Tips Here!You’re pretty proud of yourself, aren’t you?You wrote a killer headline, crafted some beautiful copy, made your …

AdWords

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

9 Ways Behavioral Economics Can Help Increase Conversion, Retention and ROI

Behavioral economics postulates the concept that people make “irrational” decisions because they are influenced by social factors. Identifying the …

Google Releases The Full Version Of Their Search Quality Rating Guidelines

For the first time, Google has released the full version of its Search Quality Raters guidelines and handbook. It is 160 pages of wonderful SEO …

First Ancient African Genome Reveals Vast Eurasian Migration

<i>Editor's Note (1/29/16): The researchers involved in the study described in this story have acknowledged that they made an error, which forced them</i> …

Anthropology

Analyzing scraped data from 6 giant blogs with confirmed 100,000+ subscribers

You asked us to extend the analysis we did for OkDork posts from 2014 and here it is! Neville Medhora from KopywritingKourse gave us the data from …

The Anatomy of a Link - What Makes a Good (and Bad) Link?

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Linkbuilding Book, an e-book by Paddy Moogan available for purchase and download. This chapter, entitled "The</i> …

Making Strategic Decisions About Difficult-To-Get Backlinks

Looking to start link building? For those not sure where to start, contributor Paul Shapiro presents his method for identifying potential link …

Marketing

How To Optimize WordPress Robots.txt File For Search Engine Bots

Whenever we talk about SEO of Wp blogs, <b>WordPress robots.txt</b> file plays a major role in search engine ranking. It helps to block search engine bots to …

SEO

How to Thrill Google Hummingbird - Infographic

When the Hummingbird Update was announced, the SEO team at Link-Assistant.Com sat down for a late-evening brainstorming session.<p>We carefully …

Search Engines

How To Use Fetch As Googlebot Like An SEO Samurai

For those of you not familiar with this feature in Google Webmaster Tools, contributor John Lincoln explores its capabilities in depth.

Samurai

Do exact match domains still work as an SEO tactic?

<b>While Google has set out to tackle exact match domains of dubious quality, it seems this is an SEO tactic that may still work.</b><p>Indeed, a recent study …

AdWords

The Ultimate Google Algorithm Cheat Sheet

Have you ever wondered why Google keeps pumping out algorithm updates?<p>Do you understand what Google algorithm changes are all about?<p>No SEO or content …

SEO

14 Insights into Semantic Search and SEO

What if your favorite search engine weren’t a search engine?<p>Actually, there’s no need to ask ‘what if’ because the transformation is already …

Re-Examining The Top 10 Paid Search Best Practices, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I cited a really great article here on Search Engine Land on why search marketers should reconsider using broad match that …

AdWords

How to Use Influence to Increase Sales

<i>It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from</i> <i>Anand Kansal</i> <i></i><i>– Enjoy!</i><p>There is arguably no more important book in the …

Marketing

12 A/B Split Testing Mistakes Businesses Make All The Time

A/B testing is fun. With so many easy-to-use tools around, anyone can (and should) do it. However, there’s actually more to it than just setting up a …

AdWords

Effective Link building strategies

All SEOs know that link building is one of the most important factors of SEO to date. There are lots of linkbuilders out there working their butts …

Internet Marketing

Brand Ad Cannibalization: A Tale of Two Tests | Blog | Merkle

My monthly paid search column at SEL, in case you missed it: Should companies pay for ads on their brand name? There are plenty of good reasons to do …

SEO

SEO click through rate study 2015 - What makes us click?

<b>MANY of us have seen SEO click through rate (CTR) studies, performed on large data sets, but what can we learn from these, and, more to the point,</b> …

AdWords

Scraping and Cleaning Your Data with Google Sheets: A Closer Look

Have you ever wanted to automate pulling data from a web page—such as building a Twitter audience—and wanted a way to magically make all of the …

17 of the Best WordPress Plugins for Marketers

Discover 17 essential WordPress plugins that will simplify and improve the way you carry out your marketing strategy.

Marketing