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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Dec. 27, 2014
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 ...

 

WordPress 4.0.1 Critical Security Release
Posted in WordPress by lorax

This version addresses a critical security issue reported earlier. ... read more ...

 

Google Mobile SERPs Tells Uses When a Site is Mobile Frendly
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by seoskunk

If you're serving a mobile audience, Google will favor responsive or mobile sites with a mobile friendly indicator. ... read more ...

 

Yahoo Now Firefox Default Search Engine for U.S.
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by brotherhood_of_LAN

Although Yahoo is to become the default for U.S. users, Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia will remain built-in as options. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Now Indexes Every Public Tweet Since 2006
Posted in Twitter by engine

With this infrastructure investment it'll open up opportunities to discover more information in the timeline. ... read more ...

 

Facebook To Significantly Reduce Promotional Content in The News Feed From January 2015
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

It looks as if Facebook is raising a flag an and ending the promotional ride even further. ... read more ...

 

US Court Rules Google Can Arrange Its SERPs As It Likes
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"A San Francisco court ruled last week that Google has the right to arrange its search results as it pleases..." ... read more ...

 

Report: Facebook Is Working on a Business and Work-Related Collaboration
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

This is Facebook moving into LinkedIn territory. ... read more ...

 

New Facebook Places: Graph Search Employed To Locate Local Business and Services
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook's Places seems to have a facelift, and now uses Graph Search to locate local businesses and services. ... read more ...

 

Google Drops Some Local Carousel Listings - Pigeon Taking Flight?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

Google is making changes to some local carousel listings, including hotels and restaurants. Could this be the next stage in Google's Pigeon update? ... read more ...

 

U.S. Government Warns iOS Users Over "Masque Attack"
Posted in Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies by travelin_cat

"There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the "Masque Attack," the government said in an online bulletin from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Teams. " ... read more ...

 

Fortune: Business Person of the Year, Google's Larry Page
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Fortune names Google's Larry Page, Businessperson of the Year, 2014 ... read more ...

 

Facebook Updates User Policies, and Introduces Privacy Basics
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook has released a "Privacy Basics" document. ... read more ...

 

YouTube Starts Ad-Free Subscription Service: Music Key (Beta)
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

It's here, in beta, an ad-free subscription service from YouTube. ... read more ...

 

.NET is now officially open sourced
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by bill

Microsoft is providing the full .NET server stack in open source ... read more ...

 

Google's DoubleClick Service Went Down Today, Costing Publishers $1 Million Per Hour
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Publishers lost money, and some sites didn't load fully. ... read more ...

 

Amazon CPM Ads: A Possible Alternative to Google AdSense
Posted in Google AdSense by Clarence

Amazon CPM ads may offer some publishers an alternative to Google AdSense. ... read more ...

 

Bing Publishes Bingbot Mobile Agents and Latest Developments
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing has published an introduction to its mobile bots, along with the latest developments. ... read more ...

 

Critical patch - Huge Windows vulnerability that affects all versions
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/9/10) by bill

Microsoft may have a HeartBleed-scale on its hands with a critical patch issued via Windows Update today. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Anon

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

 

Google AdWords Quality Score Algorithm Change
Posted in Google AdWords by Mitkarker

WebmasterWorld members are reporting and discussing the latest Google AdWords Quality Score change. ... read more ...

 

Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition Released
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla has launched its Firefox Developer Edition which provides developers with quicker access to tools and experimental features. ... read more ...

 

Ten Years of Mozilla Firefox, and Firefox Anniversary Release
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla reflects on 10-years of Firefox, and looks forward with and "Firefox anniversary" release, which is says, adds more user control with a "Forget" feature, and adds DuckDuckGo to the pre-installed search function. ... read more ...

 

Mobile Rules Traffic, But Not Revenue: Making Plans To Improve Mobile Conversions
Posted in Mobile and Tablet Advertising and Marketing by ergophobe

In some sectors of industry the traffic from mobile is very high, however, it appears that conversions are low. WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to take advantage of all that mobile traffic and how to improve conversions. ... read more ...

 

Big List of Redundant Files To Remove From Your Server And Improve Site Security
Posted in Content Management by Kendo

When installing a standard set of files on your server, such as with a CMS, or even a response form, you may be making it easier for hackers to gain access. WebmasterWorld members discuss a list of files to remove if they are unused. ... read more ...

 

Mozilla To Launch New Browser For Developers Next Week
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by bill

"We've redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers' interests first." ... read more ...

 

Managing Multiple Google Accounts: Toggling Between Accounts , Best Practices
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

The feature will enable you to toggle between multiple Google accounts without have to log out and back in again. ... read more ...

 

Every Drupal 7 Website Compromised Unless Patched
Posted in Content Management by lorax

"Simply updating to Drupal 7.32 will not remove backdoors." ... read more ...

 

W3C Says HTML5 Is Complete
Posted in HTML by engine

W3C passes HTML5 to the staus, as it calls it, "recommendation." ... read more ...

 

Facebook Q3 2014 Results, Revenue Up 59pct To $3,02 Billion
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

An impressive growth in both revenue and in mobile usage. ... read more ...

 

Bing Adds Emoji Support In English Search
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing now has support for search in English, for meanings and multi-word search. ... read more ...

 

New Treemaps Now in Google Analytics For AdWords Insights
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

This should help spot problems faster than looking at a set of numbers. ... read more ...

 

Google Changes AdWords Reporting Columns to Match Analytics
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

"Starting the week of November 10, 2014, three of the Google Analytics reporting columns in AdWords will be re-named to match the corresponding column names in Google Analytics." ... read more ...

 

Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines: Crawling Page Assets May Help SEO
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google's just updated its Webmaster Guidelines and it makes is abundantly clear that you should allow Googlebot access to page asset files. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches "Rooms," Allowing Anonymous Identity
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook has announced "Rooms" app which allows anonymous participation. ... read more ...

 

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 ...

 

John Mueller - Don't Expect Visible Ranking Change from HTTPS Switch
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Google's John Mueller stated: "I wouldn't expect any visible change when you move from HTTP to HTTPS..." ... read more ...

 

Google Panda Updated and 4.1 Rolling Out
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

According to Google, "Depending on the locale, around 3 to 5 pct of queries are affected." ... read more ...

 

Yahoo To Close Its Directory, Yahoo Education, and Qwiki
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

Yahoo announced its Directory is to close December 31, 2014. ... read more ...

 

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