In the last week, thanks to Jim, WebmasterWorld launched 70 new tools to help WebmasterWorld's members do their business and make better sites. This is the first of many new tools and exciting new additions to the site.
If you have some feedback on the tools, please do let us know so that we can make them even better. If you'd like to review one of the tools, please start a thread on each tool, if a thread does not already exist. Here's the first review of HTML Code Cleaner.
You'll find a link to the free tools here, or at the WebmasterWorld menu.
On another topic, the World's largest software company, Microsoft made a significant announcement today. Iím not surprised that Microsoft is restructuring.
According to reports, the PC has seen its largest decline in history. The combination of OS changes at Microsoft, through to hardware miniaturisation and computing on-the-go from pocket-sized devices has accelerated this decline. I donít think that consumers care about the OS, but they do care about how much is costs.
I need a relatively powerful computer so I will be buying a PC in due course, opting to wait until Windows 8.1. However, tablets and smartphones have helped me communicate more easily while on-the-move. I donít know if itís more efficient because connectivity can still be a problem, but itís much easier to do certain types of work on a tablet computer than it is to open the clamshell PC in a small space. Additionally, time is so short, and a quick bootup tablet computer saves that time.
Microsoft, please give me a competitively priced tablet computer and smartphone, and Iíll jump in on the Windows OS. Otherwise, I suspect Microsoft may be on the end of an accelerated decline.
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Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Roundup.
German news site Horizont claims Google has paid Eyeo, the maker of Adblock Plus, not to block AdSense ads. If true, isn't it going to make the adblocker useless.
In our thread titled, "Ugly Sites Sell: Even If You're Running Google AdSense," Web publishers discuss the impact of site design on AdSense earnings. What's your experience of so called, "ugly sites?"
Facebook has been continually developing its Graph Search, and has said in the next few weeks, Graph Search will roll out more broadly to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S. English.
Google SERPs watchers will want to know we published the WebmasterWorld monthly look at Google's SERPs changes. Our thread is one of the best ways to monitor changes in Google SERPs.
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how the Google is experimenting with ranking in different industries. How is it affecting niche markets and authorities in those markets.
WebmasterWorld Moderator, goodroi, opened an interesting thread, titled, "Ways to Work Out How To Rank in Google". He said, "I hear many people complain that they can't figure out how to rank in Google. One method that I use to formulate my SEO strategy is to ignore what Google tells webmasters to do and instead pay more attention to what Google warns webmasters not to do." Join in with your suggestions.
I heard this week that Google has updated its Maps App, and is retiring Google Latitude.
More developments at Google with a Chrome release which adds rich pop-ups. Rich notifications could be used by developers to, for example, to allow a mail app to display a list of unread emails.
Microsoft has said it is giving developers 180 days to fix security vulnerability in apps to help ensure that customers can have confidence in the security of the software that is available in its online stores.
Matt Cutts' latest video is likely to be helpful to many that have problems with their site going offline.
The video is titled, "If my site goes down for a day, does that affect my rankings?"
Until next time, have a great week.
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