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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Aug. 21, 2014
Google "Pigeon" Local Update in Flux
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by kansascityseo

WebmasterWorld Members report the Google local pigeon update is in flux. ... read more ...

 

Bing Site Safety Information Now More Informative
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing steps up malware notifications. ... read more ...

 

Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by MartiKatFish

WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Sandbox 2.0 and how it's affecting sites. ... read more ...

 

Bing Ads New Look UI and Program Features
Posted in BingAds (was MSN/Microsoft AdCenter) by engine

Bing has updated Bing Ads interface starting next week, and has added some new features to the program. ... read more ...

 

Google Begins Adding Stars and Review Counts To Shopping Listings
Posted in Google Shopping (Was Google Merchant Center) by engine

"To help shoppers easily find this information when searching for products, we're introducing product ratings on Product Listing Ads." ... read more ...

 

Twitter Reports Q2 Financial Results: Revenue Up 124pct to $312 Million
Posted in Twitter by engine

With 271 milliion active users, and mobile at 211 million active users, clearly, twitter has a good user base. ... read more ...

 

LinkedIn Improves Profiles For Mobiles
Posted in LinkedIn by engine

"Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they're looking for you on the go." ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Adds Foursquare Data To Cortana
Posted in Local Search by engine

"It's a great use of both platforms and when they are combined, they are able to offer up smart recommendations that help to differentiate Cortana from other digital assistants." ... read more ...

 

Facebook To Force Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. ... read more ...

 

Spain's Newspapers Target Google Tax For Links To News
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Spanish newspaper publishers believe they have found a way to get payment for the listing of their online content in Google. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 28 July
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Google "Pigeon" Updates Local Search Algorithm
Posted in Local Search by Robert_Charlton

"From what I've heard so far, this is a significant update with major changes in Google's Local results." ... read more ...

 

Google AdWords Rolls Out Dynamic Sitelinks
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

"Today, we're introducing dynamic sitelinks: automatically generated sitelinks that appear below your ad text, connecting potential customers to relevant pages on your website more easily." ... read more ...

 

Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

A tongue-in-cheek look at ranking in Google and you'll learn something, too! ... read more ...

 

Facebook Q2 Revenues up 61pct to $2.91 Billion
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

"We had a good second quarter," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. "Our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the rest of the world." ... read more ...

 

How Best to Deal With URLs When Deploying a WordPress Site
Posted in WordPress by ergophobe

A very useful tip for WordPress site installation and management of URLs. ... read more ...

 

Canvas Fingerprinting User Tracking Is A Better Alternative to Cookies, and Very Difficult To Block
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by engine

"...the company has only used the data collected from canvas fingerprints for internal research and development." ... read more ...

 

Bing Index Quality Team Makes Moves To Filter Low Quality Links In Its SERPs
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing's Search Index Quality Team raises its profile and explains the main targets for its assessment and SERPs edits. ... read more ...

 

Continuing Demise of Authorship Stats - Could It Now Be a Spam Signal?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Sally_Stitts

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent demise and it's impact of authorship and pages in Google's SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Bing Search Box Now On Chrome New Tab Pages
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Searching just got simpler for people using Chrome with their default search engine set to Bing. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 21 July
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Vanity Domains: As Desirable as Ever
Posted in Domain Names by incrediBILL

I'm sure most have wanted or chased after that vanity domain at some point. Are vanity domains still as desirable, or have the new domains weakened the value of a seemingly out-of-reach vanity domain. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Tests "Buy" Button In News Feed Ads
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

"The current test is limited to a few small and medium-sized businesses in the US." ... read more ...

 

Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results: Revenues $15.96 billion
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"...revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were $15.96 billion, representing a 22pct increase over second quarter of 2013 revenues of $13.11 billion." ... read more ...

 

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as part of its largest layoff ever
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by bill

Microsoft will begin to reduce the size of their overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year ... read more ...

 

Bing Now Accepting EU's "Right to be Forgotten" Requests
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing opens its EU "Right to be Forgotten" form for search in Europe. ... read more ...

 

Google+ Real Names Restriction Lifted, Nicknames Now Permitted
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use." ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Working On EU "Right To Be Forgotten" Form For Bing and Yahoo
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Although it's taking longer to produce, it seems Bing will follow Google and produce an application form for the EU's "Right to be Forgotten" ... read more ...

 

Creating 10,000 Bot-Generated Articles Per Day
Posted in Content, Writing and Copyright by engine

"Critics say bots crowd out the creativity only humans can generate." ... read more ...

 

Google To Alert Mobile Users About Sites Using Flash
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Jenstar

"Starting today, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices." ... read more ...

 

Twitter Refreshes Tweet Activity Analytics Dashboard
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has refreshed its tweet activity dashboard. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 14 July
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Google Faces The Huge Task of 70,000 EU "Right to be Forgotten" Requests
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by turbocharged

Google's David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer has said the company is facing a challenge of dealing with over 70,000 "Right to be Forgotten" take down requests. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft's Satya Nadella: "Bold Ambition and Our Core"
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, outlines his views for the company going forward, "Bold Ambition and Our Core" ... read more ...

 

Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph. ... read more ...

 

SEO or Site Change, or a Google Algo Update Causing SERP Positioning
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by JD_Toims

Was that your latest site change, or a Google algo update which caused your site's positioning to change? WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to help identify whether there's an algo change, a manual penalty, or a SEO change to the site that has caused the movement. ... read more ...

 

RIP Marcia, ex WebmasterWorld Administrator
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by noisyzen

It's sad to report that ex WebmasterWorld Administrator, Marcia, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Marcia helped so many WebmasterWorld members over the years, and made many friends out of colleagues.

RIP Marcia. ... read more ...

 

Report: Firefox Browser Market Share Show Steep Declines
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Reports indicate Firefox market share is in steep decline, with Chrome being the big winner. ... read more ...

 

Organic Traffic Drop on 28 June 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by lolamjambuna

WebmasterWorld Members discuss traffic drops from Google on June 28. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2014
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

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

 

July 2014 AdSense Earnings and Observations
Posted in Google AdSense by RedBar

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's AdSense performance. ... read more ...

 

Google Site Visitors Down, Revealing Apparent Quality Referrals From Bing/Yahoo
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by webcentric

When a site gets hit by some kind of ranking change in Google SERPs, a close inspection of the referrals from Bing/Yahoo indicated different visitor movement throughout the site. How to tell if these are better referrals, even if the numbers are down. ... read more ...

 

Returning to SEO After 5 Years: Up To Date SEO Tips
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by ron_ron

A webmaster returns to SEO after a 5-year break and wants to get up to speed quickly. Here, WebmasterWorld Members help by discussing their top tips and recommended reading. This useful thread will help newbies, and anyone wanting a refresher. ... read more ...

 

Google Quietly Launches CookieChoices.org Website
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by bhartzer

Google has quietly launched the CookieChoices.org website today. ... read more ...

 

Google To Close Orkut September 30, 2014
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014" ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 29 June
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Google's Larry Page Discusses Privacy, Google Plus, and Tech Concerns
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

An interview with the NYT, Google's Larry Page and Sundar Pichai where a number of issues were discussed, including tech issues, Google Plus, and privacy. ... read more ...

 

Google's Secret Updates Leave Small Sites Scrambling
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by mrengine

Whether you're a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's danger in letting your business rely too heavily on Google search for site traffic. One morning in May, Stradley woke up to find her business in crisis. The number of visitors to the site, which had reached around 5 million a month, was suddenly down by 44 percent, cutting ad earnings by 56 percent. ... read more ...

 

The Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling May Point to Protection of Your Privacy in the Cloud
Posted in Foo by tangor

The ruling may indicate how the court sees privacy of data in the cloud. ... read more ...

 

Solutions To Combat Negative SEO Campaigns
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

WebmasterWorld Members discuss negative SEO activity, and how to reverse the effect of negative SEO. ... read more ...

 

How Bing Chooses a Web Page Title For Its SERPs
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing explains how best to get your page title selected for the SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Efficient Ways To Block or Redirect A Persistent Bot Wasting Bandwidth
Posted in Apache Web Server by Dan99

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how best to block a bot wasting bandwidth. ... read more ...

 

Google dropping profile images from Authorship Results
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

John Mueller of Google announced today that Google is dropping the display of profile images and circle count from its search results. The reason given is improving the visual display on mobile results and maintaining "a more consistent design across devices".... ... read more ...

 

Manage Multiple Bing Knowledge Widgets In Bing Webmaster Tools
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

"Now, you can easily manage multiple Bing Knowledge Widgets and settings from within the familiar Webmaster Tools experience." ... read more ...

 

Google Launches Domain Management Service (BETA)
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by RonPK

"Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email, simple management tools and other helpful features." ... read more ...

 

June 2014 AdSense Earnings and Observations
Posted in Google AdSense by incrediBILL

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google AdSense performance. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 22 June
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Blocked CSS and JS Apparently Causing Large Panda 4 Drops
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

In an interesting exercise, it appears that CSS and JS blocking may be resulting in traffic drops. ... read more ...

 

Bing Ads Bid Landscape Tool at Ad Group Level
Posted in BingAds (was MSN/Microsoft AdCenter) by engine

"...the Bid Landscape tool released earlier this year is now applicable at the keyword and ad group level for US Advertisers." ... read more ...

 

Google Manual Action Over 302 Redirect
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by jammy8891

"It contained a URL that included a /goto/[mysite] command which eventually 302 redirected to my site." ... read more ...

 

Bing Ads Express (Beta) To Close
Posted in BingAds (was MSN/Microsoft AdCenter) by engine

"On July 30th, we will sunset the Bing Ads Express product, and will offer search marketing opportunities to our customers only through Bing Ads." ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches Slingshot App To U.S. Users
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Slingshot is similar to Snapchat, and allows users to send a photo or video to friends, but they can't see what's sent until they send something back. ... read more ...

 

Negative SEO - How to Tank a Site 101
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by JD_Toims

"If the site hasn't tanked yet, month 4 hit 'em with 20,000 inbound links all at once -- Keep doing it and eventually the site you're aiming at will tank and they won't be able to figure out how to recover -- It takes almost none of your time and costs very little to tank a site due to the "penalty mentality" Google has decided to run with." ... read more ...

 

Bing To Get "Catapult" Network Architecture To Test Improved Search Speed and Efficiency
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

This a pilot program of 1,600 servers to test the efficacy of the new system before a decision to roll it out. ... read more ...

 

YouTube Will Block Indie Labels Over Subscription Service Launch
Posted in Web Video Creation and Optimization by travelin_cat

A spokesperson for the indie labels said YouTube was making a "grave error of commercial judgement". ... read more ...

 

WordPress Clamping Down on False DMCA Takedowns
Posted in WordPress by travelin_cat

Automattic, WordPress' parent company, is demanding $10,000 in compensation against a false DMCA takedown request. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 15 June
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

WebmasterWorld's weekly round-up of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. ... read more ...

 

Google Update Targeting Spammy Queries, Algorithm 3.0
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Mentat

This new algo is rolling out this week. ... read more ...

 

Welcome To WebmasterWorld's New Home Page
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by engine

This new home page will help you navigate WebmasterWorld much easier, and it shows you our most recent featured news and information posts, our hottest threads of the week, and our hottest threads trending for the month. ... read more ...

 

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