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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Dec. 21, 2014
ICANN Investigates "Spear Phishing" Attack After Obtaining Admin Access To Files in CZDS
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

ICANN provides information on this hacking incident which appears to have been smart enough to fool its own staff. ... read more ...

 

Multiple Banned AdSense Users Suing Google Alleging Fraud
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by mrengine

Banned Google AdSense publishers decide to sue Google over revenues earned, but are not passed on. ... read more ...

 

Google Proposes Marking HTTP Sites as Non Secure
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google proposes marking HTTP sites as non-secure. WebmasterWorld members debate the proposal, and, if it's undertaken, will end up in negatively impacting non https sites. ... read more ...

 

SoakSoak Malware Cripples Compromised WordPress Installs
Posted in WordPress by lorax

'SoakSoak' is a new malware that cripples compromised WordPress installs. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Drops Microsoft Bing Web Search Results
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

Facebook has stopped including results from Bing on its social networking site. ... read more ...

 

New EU VAT Rules 1 Jan 2015 #VATMOSS #VATMESS #EUVAT
Posted in Ecommerce by Frank_Rizzo

It seems many ecommerce businesses are unaware of the new VAT rules coming to the EU. These taxes may have implications for business outside the EU, too. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Adds New Tools For Publishers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is out to win the hearts and minds of publishers and to encourage their greater use and participation with some new tools. ... read more ...

 

Google News To Close In Spain
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"...as a result of a new Spanish law, we'll shortly have to close Google News in Spain." ... read more ...

 

How Content Quality Is Used By Bing in SERPs Ranking
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing publishes information on the importance of content quality to help explain how it may affect the SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Flickr's Selling Your Photos, and You May Not See Any Revenue
Posted in Foo by engine

Flickr has said it will sell canvas prints of some photos uploaded to its servers, and if it's your picture you may not see any revenue. ... read more ...

 

Turla Malware Now Affects Linux Systems
Posted in Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems by dstiles

Turla virus/malware not only affects Windows systems, but also Linux. ... read more ...

 

Google Survey: 56 pct of All Ad Impressions Are Not Seen
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

This survey by Google shows that there can be quite a disconnect between ad impressions and viewable impressions. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Offers Its App Install Analytics, Answers, For Free
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter tools such as this are valuable addition to the marketers toolkit, and making it free is always a bonus. ... read more ...

 

Google's Penguin 3.0 Continues To Roll Out
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

Google's Penguin 3.0 was rolled out a few weeks back. However, WebmasterWorld members have reported more movement in the SERPs, and Google goes on to confirm it's still rolling out 3.0 ... read more ...

 

Yandex Releases a New Alpha Version of its Browser
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Yandex has announced its latest alpha of Yandex Browser which is aimed at putting the user experience at the forefront. ... read more ...

 

Mozilla to add One-Click Searches To Firefox
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Likely to feature in FF 34 ... read more ...

 

EU Votes To Split Up Google's Services
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by nonstop

The EU's Parliament approves a motion to support the break up of Google's services. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Introduces "Offers": Electronic Discount Redemption System
Posted in Twitter by engine

Now there's another way on Twitter to offer deals to consumers. ... read more ...

 

Report: Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo Pitching For Apple's Safari Browser Default Search
Posted in General Search Engine Marketing Issues by engine

Yahoo and Bing vie for Apple's default search, according to reports. ... read more ...

 

ITU 2014 Report: 3 Billion People Using Internet
Posted in Foo by engine

"Over the past year, the world witnessed continued growth in the uptake of ICT and, by end 2014, almost 3 billion people will be using the Internet, up from 2.7 billion at end 2013." ... read more ...

 

Google: Tabbed, onLoad, or Hidden Content No Longer Indexed
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by CaptainSalad2

According to Google, such content is unlikely to be indexed, and may negatively impact a site. ... read more ...

 

Make The Web HTTPS: Let's Encrypt Project, Launching Summer 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by mromero

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announces "Let's Encrypt," a new certificate authority (CA) initiative together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS. ... read more ...

 

EU Considers Resolutions To Split Up Google's Operations
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe..." ... read more ...

 

Bing's Homepage Goes HD
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Some of those images are stunning, and to see them in 1920x1080 pixels HD is even better. ... read more ...

 

Google Experiments With "Contributor" "An Additional Way Of Funding" Web Sites
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by johnhh

Google is experimenting with its "Contributor" program which it describes as an alternative to funding the web. It's a subscription-based way of contributing to sites revenues, instead of using advertising, or publishers using AdSense. ... read more ...

 

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