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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Sep. 20, 2014
Bing Ads Announces Campaign Planner
Posted in BingAds (was MSN/Microsoft AdCenter) by engine

Campaign Planner is a unique new feature in the Bing Ads web interface... ... read more ...


Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed Algo To Show More Timely Stories from Friends and Pages
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook has updated its Newsfeed algo to bring more stories to the top. ... read more ...


Amazon Beats Google to .buy TLD For $4.6 Million
Posted in Domain Names by engine

"Amazon paid $4.6 million in an auction that ended on Wednesday." ... read more ...


Alibaba Shares Soar on First Day Trading, Surpassing Facebook
Posted in Asia and Pacific Region by bill

"Alibaba reached $228.5 billion in market value after surging 36 percent above its initial public offering price to $92.70 per share." ... read more ...


Google Sitelinks Search Box Now Taking You Straight To a Site's Own Search Pages
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google's new sitelinks search box now that it's operating. ... read more ...


New F.T.C. Trade Rules Aimed At Speeding Up Goods Shipments
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

Affecting ecommerce sellers and sites in the US, the new documentation and rules encompass most goods ordered from the seller by mail, telephone, fax, or on the Internet. ... read more ...


Apple's Tim Cook On User Privacy: Takes a Swipe at "Competitors"
Posted in The Macintosh Webmaster by engine

Apple's Tim Cook has decided to make a statement on privacy, whilst taking a pop at "competitors." ... read more ...


Bing: URL Keyword Stuffing and Detection
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

According to Bing, it uses a number of signals to help detect url keyword stuffing. ... read more ...


Google Direct Answers (Answer Box) Uses Forum Post As Content Source
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

WebmasterWorld Members noticed a Google SERP with Direct Answers showing a forum post. ... read more ...


How to Deal With Malicious Or Misleading Google AdSense 3rd Party Ads on Android
Posted in Google AdSense by yaashul

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to deal with apparent misleading, or malicious 3rd party Google AdSense ads displayed on Android. ... read more ...


U.S. Government Threatened Yahoo With $250,000 per day Fine If It Didn't Release Data
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

"At one point, the U.S. Government threatened the imposition of $250,000 in fines per day if we refused to comply." ... read more ...


Google Webmaster Tools API Updated
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has just announced it has updated its Google Webmaster Tools API with additional features. ... read more ...


Google May Show Ad Extensions On Mobiles Instead of Second Line of Ad Text
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

"Starting on October 15, 2014, your ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text (description line 2) on your mobile search ads." ... read more ...


Google Confirms Penguin Recovery Requires Algorithm Refresh
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the news that Google's John Mueller had confirmed that Penguin recovery is possible, but not until after the algorithm is refreshed and/or data is updated... and that has not happened in quite a while. ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Martin_Ice_Web

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


Apple Moves Into Mobile Payments With Apple Pay
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

"Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks, American Express, MasterCard and Visa, issued by the most popular banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo, representing 83 percent of credit card purchase volume in the US." ... read more ...


Twitter Tests "Buy Button With Selected U.S. Partners
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter is stepping up its ecommerce capability with tests in the US of a "Buy" button. ... read more ...


Microsoft Previews Completely Revamped MSN.COM
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

"... we have rebuilt MSN from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world." ... read more ...


10 Top Tips for Responsive Design
Posted in Mobile Web Site Design and Development by not2easy

WebmasterWorld members discuss ways to improve site ranking by making the site more mobile device friendly. Even if you can't budget a major redesign, there are steps to regain visibility and traffic. ... read more ...


Google Testing Domain Clustering In SERPs
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Saffron

According to reports, Google may be running a new test of domain clustering in the SERPs. ... read more ...


Google AdWords Rolls Out Callout Extensions Allowing Additional Text In Search Ads
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

"Callouts show valuable information to potential customers before they click your ad; while also being a factor in Ad Rank." ... read more ...


Defining What Makes a Backlink Bad or of Value
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by amilylorry

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to define what makes a good or bad link or citation. ... read more ...


Google is Developing a New "Knowledge Vault"
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by aristotle

"As well as the ability to analyse text on a webpage for facts to feed its knowledge base, Google can also peer under the surface of the web, hunting for hidden sources of data such as the figures that feed Amazon product pages." ... read more ...


Google Authorship Support Dropped
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

"...we've made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results." ... read more ...


Migration to HTTPS May Cause A Drop In Google AdSense Earnings
Posted in Google AdSense by Mo_T

WebmasterWorld Members debate the recent ranking signal notification from Google for HTTPS, and whether early adopters switching to secure have jumped too quickly. ... read more ...


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