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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Mar. 31, 2015
Google's Knowledge Graph:Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

The possibility of the SERPs changing from significantly link-based, to greater emphasis on trustworthiness-based might be closer than some may think. ... read more ...

 

"Freak" Security Flaw Could Impact Apple and Google Users
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

More than one third of encrypted Web sites - including those bearing the "lock" icon that signifies a connection secured by SSL technology - proved vulnerable to attack... ... read more ...

 

Google AdSense PII Email Error "Sent Inadvertently"
Posted in Google AdSense by dolcevita

According to Google AdSense, last week's PII error emails were sent inadvertently to publishers. ... read more ...

 

First Signs of Google + Being Split Up?
Posted in Google Plus by bill

Bradley Horowitz appointed to run to be running Google's Photos and Streams products. Is this a sign of Google+ being split up. ... read more ...

 

Google To Expand Mobile Friendliness As A Ranking Signal
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by travelin_cat

The time to make sure your site is mobile friendly is approaching! ... read more ...

 

ICANN .APP Auction, Winning Bidder, Google, Pays $25,001,000
Posted in Domain Names by engine

Winner of ICANN auction for .APP gTLD pays $25,001,000, and it's Charleston Road Registry Inc. ... read more ...

 

Can Google's YouTube Ever Turn a Profit: Revenue Up From $3 billion to $4 billion
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Facebook is snapping at its heels, and yet, according to people familiar with the matter, Google's YouTube revenue is up from $3 billion to $4 billion. ... read more ...

 

Google Tests AdSense Ads With White-Grey Striped Background
Posted in Google AdSense by HowYesNo

WebmasterWorld members spot a new test from Google AdSense which they dislike. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches a New Ads Manager Mobile App, Says it has 2-Million Active Advertisers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

This new mobile app should make it easier for advertisers to manage their ads on the go. ... read more ...

 

Are links no longer important to Google?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

What to consider when decoding the preferred ranking signals for Google search ... read more ...

 

Server Farms IP Tracking Resource - February 2015
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by incrediBILL

WebmasterWorld members provide an extensive range of IP addresses and user agent names that can be used to keep vast numbers of scrapers off websites. ... read more ...

 

HTTP/2 is Finalised
Posted in Website Technology Issues by bill

HTTP/2 and HPACK specification is now formally approved. ... read more ...

 

Yandex Seeks Russian Antitrust Investigation Into Google Search Bundling on Android
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

It seems that Yandex can now no longer be pre-installed by Yandex partners. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches Product Ads
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is really upping its game on advertising with these new product ads. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Rolls Out TweetDeck Teams
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter's TweetDeck gets a new "Teams" feature for account sharing. ... read more ...

 

Bing Publishes "Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries"
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Webmasters involved in "local" should get a better understanding of how to get the best out of Bing. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by bill

"We're optimistic that ISO 27018 can serve as a template for regulators and customers alike as they seek to ensure strong privacy protection across geographies and vertical industry sectors." ... read more ...

 

Pinterest Pulls the Plug On Affiliate Links
Posted in Pinterest by engine

"We believe this change will enable us to keep the high bar of relevancy and quality Pinners expect from Pinterest." ... read more ...

 

LinkedIn Makes Significant Changes to its Developer Program
Posted in LinkedIn by engine

Developers take note, May 12 the LinkedIn API becomes limited to support certain uses. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Advertisers To Get Ad Relevance Scores
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook introduces a relevance scoring system for advertisers rolling out this week. ... read more ...

 

Pinterest and Apple Team Up For "App Pins" For Easier App Discovery
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Getting an App noticed is pretty difficult if you're just relying on the App Store. This development with Apple may be helpful for the smaller app developers. ... read more ...

 

http to https - Final Pre-Flight Checklist
Posted in Webmaster General by Frank_Rizzo

WebmasterWorld Members discuss final pre-flight checks before converting a site from http to https ... read more ...

 

Google Adds Health Information to The Knowledge Graph
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google adds researched health information to the Knowledge Graph ... read more ...

 

At Home with the Robots: 2015 Edition
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by lucy24

An extensive review of robots, or web crawlers, and behaviour, good, friendly, or unhealthy. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - February 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by samwest

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

 

Twitter and Google Reach a Deal to Show Tweets in Google SERPs
Posted in Twitter by bill

Tweets will start to be visible in Google's search results as soon as they're posted, according to the deal reached. ... read more ...

 

Google Reports on AdWords Bad Advertising Practices 2014
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

Google reporting on its battle with bad actors in advertising says it removed 250,000 sites from its network over malware, and banned 7,000 advertisers over counterfeit goods. ... read more ...

 

FCC Will Enforce Open Internet Protections, Including on Mobile
Posted in Foo by engine

"These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services." ... read more ...

 

Twitter Promoted Tweets Now On Syndicated Sites
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has found a way to extend the value of a promoted tweet... ... read more ...

 

StatCounter: Google US Search Share, January, 2015, Falls Below 75pct
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Gains made by Yahoo through the Firefox browser default search doesn't appear to have been eroded, just yet, despite Google's efforts to make switching back easier. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Tests Instant Timeline
Posted in Twitter by engine

This instant time-line test is aimed at new users. ... read more ...

 

Google Agrees To Rewrite and Clarify Privacy Policy For UK
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

This is for the UK only at the moment, but could end up Europe-wide. ... read more ...

 

Google Reports Q4 and Year End 2014 Results Up 66pct to $66 Billion
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 were $18.10 billion, representing a 15pct increase over fourth quarter of 2013 revenues of $15.71 billion. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results: Revenue Up 58pct
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Revenue for the full year 2014 was $12.47 billion, an increase of 58% year-over-year. ... read more ...

 

Highly Critical Vulnerability "Ghost" Allowing Code Execution on Most Linux Systems
Posted in Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems by bill

Could "Ghost" on Linux systems be the "Heartbleed" of 2015. ... read more ...

 

YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video instead of Flash
Posted in Flash and Shockwave by bill

Given the progress YouTube has made with HTML5 video, they're now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web. ... read more ...

 

Twitter's New Group Direct Messaging and Video Edit From Twitter App
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter adds two new features being rolled out to users in the coming days. ... read more ...

 

Opera's Former CEO Announces Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users
Posted in Opera Browser Usage and Support by bill

The first preview of a new Chromium-based browser, Vivaldi, announced today. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft FY 15 Q2 Revenue $26.5 billion
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $26.5 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. ... read more ...

 

Mozilla Adds Core WebVR Support To Firefox Nightly Builds
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla is working on bringing VR capabilities closer to fruition. ... read more ...

 

First U.S. Bitcoin Exchange To Open Today
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

The first U.S.-based regulated bitcoin exchange is set to launch today. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Introduces Tweet Translation With Bing
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has said it's now including Bing translation in up to 40 language pairs for tweets. ... read more ...

 

Switching Back to HTTP From HTTPS
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by teokolo

Many webmasters jumped on the bandwagon and switched from http to https. Some are finding there's no apparent ranking change, and other minor issues developed as a result of going secure. In this thread, WebmasterWorld Members discuss the problems of switching to https, and the implications and reasons for switching back to http. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Offered For Free
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

Microsoft is keen to get users of Windows OS 7, 8, and Windows Phone onto Windows 10 with a free upgrade for the first year. ... read more ...

 

Facebook's Newsfeed To Show Fewer "Hoaxes"
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook has tweaked its Newsfeed to show "fewer" hoax stories in the feed. ... read more ...

 

Google Is Not Extending "Right to be Forgotten" Outside of E.U.
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google has stated it's not going to remove pages from its global index as it's already complying with E.U. "right to be forgotten" ruling, in Europe. ... read more ...

 

Google Emailing Non-Mobile Friendly Sites
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by ZydoSEO

Google is mailing webmasters about their sites being non-responsive and that as a result it would do poorly in search results for searches performed from mobile devices. ... read more ...

 

Google Wants Your Help To Improve Search and Tools 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how can Google improve Search and GWT. ... read more ...

 

Google Shuts Off More AdWords Malware Affecting AdSense
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

According to AdSense publishers reporting malware on their sites, Google has shut off another bad actor getting through the system. ... read more ...

 

Facebook at Work App Collaboration Tool In Limited Test
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is moving forward with its work collaboration facility, and it seems there are businesses lined up to test it. ... read more ...

 

The Effectiveness of CSS Positioning and Google SEO
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by ergophobe

WebmasterWorld Members discuss source-ordered code and how it may make sites and pages appear in the SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Entity Mentions and Link Building
Posted in Link Development by martinibuster

"Entity mentions is a spin-off from a patent related to what has been referred to as a "previous query" feature." ... read more ...

 

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