This week I wanted to mention the free tools here at WebmasterWorld which are all currently in beta.
We have a range of tools for webmasters wanting to analyse their sites, including:-
Social Media Tools
Web Design Tools
Miscellaneous Useful Tools
Let me pick one tool for a mention: Google Backlink Checker Tool for Penguin & Disavow Analysis. Many webmasters that have been hit by google's Penguin update are looking for tools to help them analyse and understand the issues. This tool will help webmasters considering a disavow submission.
Simply upload your Google Webmaster Tools backlinks and allow the program time to analyse the links. Once the report is ready, just follow the link you were e-mailed.
Jim's produced a couple of 15-minute videos to help you understand the tool, and here's part one.
Here's part two
Please watch the videos before using the tool as it will help you understand how to use the tool and how to make sense of the results.
Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-up.
The previous WebmasterWorld Weekly is here.
Penguin 2.1 was rolled out this week, and it probably only went on the further confuse webmasters already analysing Hummingbird algorithm update.
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the general and specific advantages of desktop Linux, including some advantages specific to webmasters, in our thread titled, "Why Webmasters Should Use Desktop Linux"
ICANN has published the new domain registration recovery rules, and every domain manager and owner ought to be aware.
Keep up to date with Google SERPs updates in WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
This week, Yahoo Mail Got a refresh, and some new features.
Firefox is slowly rolling out its mobile OS around the world, and announced it's shipping OS 1.1. This software is for entry-level smartphone users and appears to be proving popular in those price-concious markets.
Reports indicate Microsoft is developing the technology that would enable tracking across multiple platforms, such as mobile, desktop, Xbox, etc. Bye-bye cookies.
In a major survey, the ITU has reported the growth and reach of the world's users online. Find out more in our thread, "ITU: 40 pct of the World Online; 4.4 Billion People Unconnected"
Microsoft announced it now allows purchase of GoDaddy domains through Office 365
Microsoft has awarded $100,000 to a researcher that discovered Security flaws in Windows 8.1 preview. Nice reward!
Not to be outdone, Google is offering rewards for code patches.
This week I heard that Google is re-launching Mobile Playbook, for marketers wanting more tools and insights into mobile.
Google Shopping is now showing local availability on mobile search. Great for bricks and mortar stores.
Google Maps has now added directions for multiple locations, and showing upcoming events. I guess the multiple locations is handy, but the events come into their own if you don't know what you're doing in an area.
According to reports, Google TV is to end, with a re-branding to Android TV.
Enjoy your week!
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