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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Oct. 24, 2014
Bing: Trust and Authority Usually Sees Higher Rankings
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Building trust and authority are two key aspects of any online program and site development. Find out what Bing had to say on the topic. ... read more ...


German Publishers Back Down Over Payment After Google Snippet Removals
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

The German publishers thought they were negotiating from a position of strength when the wanted Google to pay for use of the snippets. ... read more ...


Fabric: Twitter's New SDK For Developers
Posted in Twitter by engine

"The Fabric platform is made of three modular kits that address some of the most common and pervasive challenges that all app developers face: stability, distribution, revenue and identity." ... read more ...


Google Piracy Report Refreshed: "How Google Fights Piracy"
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google has refreshed its policies and programs on how it fights piracy across all its services. ... read more ...


Apple Issues Security Warning For ICloud
Posted in The Macintosh Webmaster by travelin_cat

Apple has issued a security warning for iCloud users over concerted efforts to steal user data. ... read more ...


Google Strengthens Two-Step Verification Of Google Accounts With Secure USB Key
Posted in Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs Projects by engine

Help protect your Google Accounts to a greater extent with "Security Key." ... read more ...


Confirmed: Google Penguin 3.0 released Late Friday Night
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

After more than a year of waiting, webmasters now have a Google Penguin update. ... read more ...


Google Revenue Up 20pct From the Same Period Last Year
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by Brett_Tabke

"Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 were $16.52 billion, representing a 20pct increase over third quarter of 2013 revenues of $13.75 billion." ... read more ...


5000 Domains Taken From Multiple Registrants by Sealed Court Order
Posted in Domain Names by Webwork

"Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order." ... read more ...


Poodle Attack, SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, Solution, and Compatibility Problems
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

"Disabling SSL 3.0 support, or CBC-mode ciphers with SSL 3.0, is sufficient to mitigate this issue, but presents significant compatibility problems," ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by samwest

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


Regulators Failing To Stop Deceptive Ads From Google, Bing and Yahoo
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by mrengine

"Google, Yahoo and Bing were among 22 search sites told by US federal regulators last year that they need to start marking out ads more prominently in search results to protect consumers from unwittingly clicking on paid-for links." ... read more ...


Google's Eric Schmidt Sees Amazon As Its Biggest Competitor In Search
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"They are obviously more focused on the commerce side of the equation, but, at their roots, they are answering users' questions and searches, just as we are." ... read more ...


Good Page Rank Alternatives
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by DixonJones

Google Toolbar Page Rank (GTPR) will most likely not get update any more according to Google. Whilst this was of limited use, due to its slow update and limited 1 - 10 scale, there remains huge merits in being able to quickly evaluate the "worth" of a page or site.

Find out what other tools are available for page rank. ... read more ...


Google Toolbar PageRank Devalued Further: Probably No More Updates
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by martinibuster

Google's John Mueller indicated that there is unlikely to be any more Google Toolbar Page Rank updates. This effectively makes the toolbar data worthless. ... read more ...


Twitter Sues US Government Over First Amendment Rights
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter, the world's largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department's restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government's national security requests for user data violate the firm's First Amendment rights. ... read more ...


Report: Facebook To Allow Anonymous Posting
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Could this be an initiative following the expansion and uptake of of ello? ... read more ...


Google Threatened With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Stolen Photos Online
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google denies it was slow to react to removal of stolen images of celebrities. ... read more ...


Blocking WiFi Networks at Conferences May Result in FCC Fines
Posted in Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies by travelin_cat

A hotel group is to settle with FCC $600,000 for blocking WiFi. ... read more ...


Google's Penguin 3.0 In The Works, Launch Possible Any Day Now
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Shepherd

WebmasterWorld Members are discussing the imminent launch of Google's Penguin 3.0 which may be launched within a week, depending upon Google's own testing. ... read more ...


Google Decides to Remove Text Snippets and Thumbnail Images of Some German Newspapers Because of Legal Action
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Following legal action in Germany, Google decides to remove text "snippets" and thumbnail previews of images of selected German newspapers. ... read more ...


Microsoft Takes The Wraps off "Threshold" It Will Be Windows 10
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/9/10) by engine

Not Windows 9, it'll be Windows 10 ... read more ...


eBay and PayPal to Become Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

"eBay Inc. today said its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company's growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company's eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, subject to customary conditions." ... read more ...


Google to Launch New Mobile Display and Video Ads
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

It has been long been a challenge for many to develop effective ads that work across the differing screen sizes. Google plans to get to grips with that challenge with display and video ads that work effectively on mobile. ... read more ...


Google AdWords "Customised Creatives" For Power Advertisers
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

"Ad customizers let you show highly relevant ads to your customers, in real time, even when you have thousands (and sometimes millions) of products, services, and promotions..." ... read more ...


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