Summer in the northern hemisphere has settled in nicely. From my point on the planet, I can see the thermometer reading 31 degrees C, or 87 degrees F, whichever you prefer, and itís a clear blue sky. What a lovely day for being outside and relaxing, as many people do at this time of year. Schools are out and vacations are under way.
What effect is it having on your web site traffic? Is your site traffic up, down or stable. Is it following a pattern laid down from previous years, or has the rise of mobile and portable computing affected your traffic?
For those of you back from vacation, don't miss the free tools on WebmasterWorld we launched last week.
The previous WebmasterWorld Weekly is here.
Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Roundup, which is slightly shorter this week as it's vacarion time.
Google's SERPs are in flux again, according to reports. Have your sites shifted positions, or are you seeing competitors, or spam appearing?
ICANN is being criticised over its rapid domain expansion. Particularly troubling is the possibility of widespread "name collisions" that could happen when domains used by internal corporate computer systems, such as ".corp" or ".home", get assigned to the Web more broadly.
WebmasterWorld Members this week were discussing the top five UI and content attributes that make a site "useful."
Policing of Google's Shopping product feeds unique identifier is being ramped up. Google said, "over the coming weeks. By September, all violating offers will be rejected and will not be served through Product Listing Ads."
Our returning moderator, DrDoc started a thread titled, "CSS Hacks are Dead!" Are they dead? Join in the thread on the topic.
Are multiple domains crowding out Google's SERPs? That's the question discussed this week over SERPs being dominated by single site owners. WebmasterWprld Members wonder if this tactic, when abused, has beaten Google's webspam team.
WebmasterWorld Moderator, Webwork, recently invested $18,000 in a choice domain name, and posed the question, "Anyone else spend what you may consider mad money recently for a domain?"
Time for a quick video.
If you have many domain names, should these be linked to eachother?
Enjoy your vacation!
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