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|2001:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 15, 2011|
|2002:|| eCommerce: "Main Street Fairness Act" Proposed By U.S. Senator|
There's a growing sense among state and federal lawmakers that the online sales-tax reprieve, once meant to support and nurture a fledgling industry, constitutes an advantage that Amazon, with 90 million customers and $34 billion in annual sales, no longer needs. Over the past year an escalating war over online sales taxes has spread to Texas, Connecticut, California, and dozens of other states. Later this month the battle will reach Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he plans to introduce a bill, called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.[br][br]Such measures have been proposed and disregarded by Congress for years, but Durbin believes the winds are shifting. "This idea is overdue," he says. "Online retail sales are now very fulsome and are growing at the expense of local units of government."
|Ecommerce||June 14, 2011|
|2003:|| Can Competitors Negative SEO Hurt You On Google?|
A number of us have noticed that when we get extra links to our sites they actually fall in the SERPs and this seems to be confirmed by experimentation - OK, results may be skewed by algo changes but it seems pretty coincidental that on so many occasions a site falls very soon after the new links appear. This may mean that competitor's sites could be pushed down the SERPs by unscrupulous operators buying spammy links which are pointed at them.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 14, 2011|
|2004:|| Setting Up Social Sharing on WordPress|
WebmasterWorld Members look at ways to integrate social sharing on WordPress so that it looks good and minimizes any impact on page loads.
|WordPress||June 14, 2011|
|2005:|| Facebook Still Growing But Losing Users In Countries It Was First Established|
Something strange is going on: Facebook is losing customers.[br][br]Lots of customers. According to Inside Facebook's data service, Facebook lost 6 million users in the U.S. last month, dropping from 155.2 million to 149.4 million. That's the first time U.S. numbers have dropped in more than a year.
|Facebook Marketing||June 13, 2011|
|2006:|| Amazon Shuts Down Associates Affiliate Program In Connecticut|
Similar to a move made in Illinois a few months ago, Amazon has shut down its Associates program in Connecticut after the state imposed a sales tax measure that would tax any purchases made online starting July 1
|Affiliates||June 10, 2011|
|2007:|| Report: Google To Acquire AdMeld for $400 Million|
Google has agreed to acquire international online-advertising outfit AdMeld for $400m, according to a report citing "multiple sources". An ad-related deal of this size will almost certainly bring more antitrust scrutiny onto the company.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 10, 2011|
|2008:|| Why Haven't Sites Recovered from Panda? Google Tries to Explain |
In an exchange with Danny Sullivan during the keynote at SMX Advanced conference, Matt Cutts made some comments that address the topic of why sites haven't recovered, even if they don't exactly "explain" the reason:[br][br]DS: Has it changed enough that some people have recovered? Or is it too soon? [br][br]MC: The general rule is to push stuff out and then find additional signals to help differentiate on the spectrum. We haven't done any pushes that would directly pull things back. We have recomputed data that might have impacted some sites. There's one change that might affect sites and pull things back. [br][br]DS: You guys made this post with 22 questions, but it sounds like you're saying even if you've done that, it wouldn't have helped yet? [br][br]MC: It could help as we recompute data. Matt goes on to say that Panda 2.2 has been approved but hasn't rolled out yet.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 9, 2011|
|2009:|| Awesome Google Doodle Logo Today, Celebrates Les Paul's Birthday|
For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage, you'll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 9, 2011|
|2010:|| Bing Adds Features To Its Webmaster Tools|
Through the Honey Badger update, as we're calling it, you'll see noticeable investments in both areas as we launch a revised webmaster experience here at Bing. In fact, you can count on more monthly content being added in the near future as we work through a list of topics we'll be covering.[br][br]Crawl delay configurable by the hour[br][br]Index Explorer[br][br]User and role management
|Bing Search Engine News||June 9, 2011|
|2011:|| eCommerce: Improving Sales Conversions When Price Isn't Always The Lowest |
I'm glad I'm able to offer the lowest price on certain products which turns into sales conversions. However, I also want to increase my sales conversions when I'm not the lowest price too.
|Ecommerce||June 9, 2011|
|2012:|| E.U. Data Protection Regulators To Investigate Rule Violations Over Facebook's Facial Recognition Permissions|
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission.
|Foo||June 8, 2011|
|2013:|| The Problem of Domain Typo Squatting|
Let's take a really popular social media domain such as twitter.com and look at how type squatting works.[br][br]Take a look at your keyboard - take the letter 't' at the start of twitter.com there are 5 adjacent letters 'r', 'f', 'g', 'h' and 'y'[br][br]All of the domains where the first t in twitter is replaced with one of these letters is parked (or has been parked and the services discontinued) [br]
|Domain Names||June 8, 2011|
|2014:|| Google Starts Supporting Authorship Markup|
We now support markup that enables websites to publicly link within their site from content to author pages. For example, if an author at The New York Times has written dozens of articles, using this markup, the webmaster can connect these articles with a New York Times author page. An author page describes and identifies the author, and can include things like the author's bio, photo, articles and other links.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 7, 2011|
|2015:|| IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011|
Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4.
|Webmaster General||June 7, 2011|
|2016:|| Apple Launches iOS 5 (Beta) To Developers|
Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall. New iOS 5 features include: Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.
|Apple Software and Technology||June 7, 2011|
|2017:|| Google Acquires Social Analytics Company, PostRank|
Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 6, 2011|
|2018:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 4, 2011|
|2019:|| Bing Google and Yahoo Unite On schema.org Microformats For Search Engines|
It looks like they are moving their data "micro-format" markup to a standard that is supported by the big three search engines.[br][br]Hopefully this means that any website can implement these and get the benefits of the enhanced display with any search engine.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 3, 2011|
|2020:|| Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On|
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 3, 2011|
|2021:|| Groupon Files For IPO|
Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.[br][br]The highly anticipated filing offers the first public look at the finances of one of the tech scene's hottest startups. Founded in 2008, the Chicago company had revenue of $713 million in 2010, up from $30 million in 2009.[br][br]That number reflects the face value of the coupons sold, a portion of which gets passed on to the merchants. Groupon's "gross profit" is the amount of revenue it keeps after making those payouts. In 2010, Groupon's gross profile was $280 million.
|Foo||June 3, 2011|
|2022:|| Windows 8 Preview|
|Microsoft Corporate||June 2, 2011|
|2023:|| Google Rolls Out +1 Button For Websites|
...we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 2, 2011|
|2024:|| Twitter Rolls Out New Search|
Today we're starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It's never been easier to get a sense of what's happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.
|June 2, 2011|
|2025:|| Google Thwarts Gmail Phishing Campaign|
Google detected and has disrupted this campaign to take users' passwords and monitor their emails. We have notified victims and secured their accounts. In addition, we have notified relevant government authorities.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 2, 2011|
|2026:|| Twitter Adds Follow Button For Websites|
More than 50 sites have added the Follow Button today, making it easy for you to discover the Twitter accounts of your favorite reporters, athletes, celebrities, and other personalities. Using the Follow Button is as simple as a single click. You can also see the profile and latest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next to the Button.
|June 1, 2011|
|2027:|| Google To Begin Charging For Clicks On AdWords Directions|
Over the next few weeks, you'll see performance metrics for directions alongside those for clicks and phone calls. We'll also begin to charge for clicks on directions in the same manner as clicks on your ad's headline or phone number.
|Google AdWords||May 31, 2011|
|2028:|| Poor Newsletter Open Rate Causes Ranking Penalty?|
A strange new report. Supposedly this site owner was penalized for having a poor newsletter open rate, as determined by gmail. After purging all the people on the list that hadn't opened the emails in the last 90 days, he filed a reconsideration request, and the penalty was lifted.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||May 31, 2011|
|2029:|| U.S. Court Orders Twitter to Reveal User Details Over Libel Battle|
The social network has passed the name, email address and telephone number of a south Tyneside councillor accused of libelling the local authority via a series of anonymous Twitter accounts.[br][br]The UK South Tyneside council took the legal fight to the superior court of California, which ordered Twitter, based in San Francisco, to hand over the user's private details.
|May 30, 2011|
|2030:|| Apple Updates Safari iPad and Crashes Users AdSense Interface|
WebmasterWorld Members are reporting that the recent Apple update for iPad and Safari now crashes the AdSense Interface.
|Google AdSense||May 30, 2011|
|2031:|| U.S. Net Ad Revenue Grows To $7.3 Billion In Q1|
As further evidence of an industry-wide recovery, domestic Web ad revenues hit $7.3 billion during the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.[br][br]Year-over-year, that represented a robust 23% increase, as well as the highest first-quarter revenue level ever.
|Webmaster General||May 27, 2011|
|2032:|| PayPal To Sue Google Over 'Wallet', Mobile Payment App|
PayPal says Google stole its ideas for a new service that is trying to turn smartphones into digital wallets.[br][br]The allegations emerged in a lawsuit filed Thursday in a California court after Google unveiled its mobile payment service in New York.[br][br]The complaint alleges Google lured away PayPal executive Osama Bedier earlier this year to obtain trade secrets that are now being used in Google's phone-as-a-wallet service.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||May 27, 2011|
|2033:|| Mozilla Firefox 4, Nvidia and YouTube Now Support 3D HTML5 Video|
Today, Mozilla, NVIDIA and YouTube announced support for 3D HTML5 video, available exclusively in Firefox.
|Firefox Browser Usage and Support||May 26, 2011|
|2034:|| Google Demonstrates Google Wallet, Mobile Payment App|
Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo of Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet. You'll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC). We're field testing Google Wallet now and plan to release it soon.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||May 26, 2011|
|2035:|| Google Correlate (Labs): Upload Your Own Data|
Using Correlate, you can upload your own data series and see a list of search terms whose popularity best corresponds with that real world trend.
|Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs Projects||May 26, 2011|
|2036:|| Microsoft Skype Crashing: Quick Fix To Get Skype Running |
It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, it's now crashing and unusable.[br][br]A Quick fix is now available.
|Webmaster General||May 26, 2011|
|2037:|| Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net|
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
|Webmaster General||May 26, 2011|
|2038:|| Confirmed: Twitter Acquires Tweetdeck|
I am extremely happy and proud to let you know that TweetDeck has been acquired by Twitter. We completed the deal on Tuesday and are now in the process of "joining the flock".[br][br]The past three years have been an epic journey, with many highs and lows, accompanied by the constant thrill of never really knowing what to expect next. We've grown from one team member and a single user, to a team of fifteen and a user-base of millions. The reason for this growth is simple, our unwavering focus on providing high-quality tools and services for the Twitter-centric power-user. This has always been our core audience, the most active, influential and valuable users of Twitter and social media in general. Quality over quantity.[br][br]It is precisely for this reason that Twitter has acquired TweetDeck. The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform, TweetDeck will now fill that role for brands, influencers, the highly active and anyone that just needs "more power".
|May 25, 2011|
|2039:|| Social Factors - The End of Intelligent Content On The Web|
The vast majority of the best and brightest in terms of subject matter experts in many niches, simply are NOT spending time pushing their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN. They, in fact, we if I be a bit presumptuous, have better things to do with our time. Nothing wrong with social but if popularity (number of tweeted links/likes) is a deciding factor in ranking, those creating the best content in terms of "thought value" simply won't show up.[br][br]There is now very little incentive to publish new ideas and thoughts to move fields forward, not only because it's hard to monetize, but because no one will see it because it won't have "buzz".
|Google SEO News and Discussion||May 24, 2011|
|2040:|| Identifying a WordPress Hack|
I found my site but Google's cache showed a load of spam in the site. The cache shows a pharma keyword stuffed website but I've never added any of that text to the site. And what's funny is that there are no links to any other website. Just a bunch of keyword stuffing.
|WordPress||May 24, 2011|