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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   April 17, 2014
Google AdWords Releases +Post Ads, And Tests Hangouts on Air
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

Google AdWords now adds Google+ post ads, and is testing promoted Hangouts on Air. ... read more ...


Twitter Acquires Social Data Company, Gnip
Posted in Twitter by engine

"...we have agreed to acquire Gnip, a leading provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner." ... read more ...


Microsoft Dev Center Open For Universal Windows Apps and Windows Phone 8.1 Apps
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

"The Windows Phone Dev Center roll-out has begun and you should start seeing updates and new features later today." ... read more ...


Google SERPs Which Don't Appear to Change
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Collieman

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how some Google SERPs remain unchanged, and what it means for all sites in those markets. ... read more ...


WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 12 April
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...


Yandex Introduces Link-Free Ranking for Commercial Queries in Moscow Region
Posted in Alternative Search Engines by adder

Back in December last year Yandex revealed it would trial a new ranking algo for commercial queries in the Moscow region. ... read more ...


Twitter Rolls Out More Real Time Feedback Of Tweets
Posted in Twitter by engine

Another step to make Twitter's home page more like a destination. ... read more ...


Facebook Makes Changes To News Feed To Combat Spam
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is making some changes to it's news feed to reduce the spam, or unwanted stories from pages that people don't want in the feed. ... read more ...


Report: Net Advertising Rises To $42.8 Billion in 2013, With Mobile Ads Up 110 pct
Posted in Foo by engine

"Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era," ... read more ...


Google Announces Smart Lists For Analytics To "Simplify Remarketing"
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by engine

Google announces remarketing managed automatically. ... read more ...


Google Brings "Not Provided" to AdWords
Posted in Google AdWords by netmeg

"... we are extending our efforts to keep search secure by removing the query from the referer on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com."

"Advertisers will continue to have access to useful data to optimize and improve their campaigns and landing pages." ... read more ...


Twitter Introduces New Profile Page Setup To Roll Out Soon
Posted in Twitter by engine

"The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more." ... read more ...


April 2014 AdSense Earnings and Observations
Posted in Google AdSense by RedBar

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google AdSense. ... read more ...


Google Now Supports Schema.org Markup For Phone Numbers, And Gives Recommendations For Googlebot Crawling and Indexing of The Data
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

"...we are launching support for schema.org markup to help you specify your preferred phone numbers using structured data markup embedded on your website." ... read more ...


Windows 8.1 Update, The Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements Roll Out April 8
Posted in Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System by engine

Windows 8.1 Update is compulsory if you want to continue getting regular updates. ... read more ...


New Vulnerability in OpenSSL Cryptographic Software: Heartbleed Bug
Posted in Webmaster General by travelin_cat

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. ... read more ...


WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 4 April
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...


Facebook Page Reach Declines Questioned
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

It slightly defeats the object of liking a page if the content you've liked doesn't show up. ... read more ...


Google Universal Analytics Out Of Beta And Available For All
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by engine

"Universal Analytics is out of beta and everyone can use it..." ... read more ...


Microsoft is bringing back the Start Menu
Posted in Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System by bill

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back the Start Menu to the Windows desktop. ... read more ...


Yahoo Locks Down More Data Encryption
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

"In addition to moving all of our properties to encryption by default, we will be implementing additional security measures such as HSTS, Perfect Forward Secrecy and Certificate Transparency over the coming months."

"We will continue to work hard to deploy the best possible technology to combat attacks and surveillance that violate our users' privacy." ... read more ...


Microsoft Launches "Cortana" Personal Digital Assistant On Windows Phone
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

"Powered by Bing, Cortana is the only digital assistant that gets to know you, builds a relationship that you can trust, and gets better over time by asking questions based on your behaviour and checking in with you before she assumes you're interested in something." ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Mentat

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes. ... read more ...


Bing Launches Knowledge Widget and App Linking
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

"Today we're releasing the Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters and publishers." ... read more ...


Googlebot Fails to Pass DNS Verification
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by webcentric

WebmasterWorld members have reported that an apparently valid Googlebot is failing DNS verification. Major impact for sites relying on Googlebot validation. ... read more ...


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