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Suggest ideas for an academic research related to SEO/IM/WWW

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  1. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    Hello everyone

    I'm posting this thread in hopes of getting genuine feedback.

    My friend and I want to do an academic research related to SEO. We two have solid experience in SEO and SEM, but need ideas for the research.

    What would you suggest our research be about? Feel free to suggest anything and everything related to SEO/IM or anything in general about the WWW.

    Thanks
     
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    Determine the ratio of human to algorithmically produced content ranking in the top ten of all major search engines.
     
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  3. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    Anyone else have any suggestions?
     
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    Try to crack the G algo :)
     
  5. CloneX

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    I actually have been thinking about it. But G changes it's ago automatically every second. It's like a living organism learning to make sense of raw data all by itself (for most part). Further, the algo does not use "about 200 signals" to rank pages, as popularly knows, but way more than that. This makes it impossible (not almost, but absolutely impossible) to reverse-engineer G's algo. :(
     
  6. CloneX

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    Giving a little bump for more people to bounce off ideas.
     
  7. ingenierito

    ingenierito Newbie

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    You could check if the statament made in this thread holds true:

    I will be really interested to know your results
     
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    It depends a lot on the academic discipline - arts vs social sciences vs business science vs computer science vs engineering etc. Each would require a unique angle to exactly the same question. Perhaps you could tell us a little more - what course are you taking, what are your main interests etc?

    A good starting point for academic research is to download some academic papers in your field of interest from your library, then looking at the suggestions for future research which are often made towards the end.

    I have a few ideas, but it's pointless sharing them with you not knowing the information above.
     
  9. CloneX

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    The problem with that is that creating backlinks (other than completely whitehat) is against ToS of search engines, hence there are legal ramifications. Do you have an alternative view of the same?

    I want to go for computer science/engineering view, but nothing very technical like writing software to crawl millions of pages and analyzing them etc. I want to make an observation based on what's known, maybe debunk a myth or two based on solid proof. Could you please let me know what you think would be good?