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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Mar. 30, 2017
Amazon Acquires Dubai-Based eCommerce Site, Souq
Posted in Ecommerce by keyplyr

Amazon makes it s move into the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based Souq with a deal estimated at $650 million. ... read more ...


Twitter to Start Selling Pre-Roll Video Ads in front of Periscope Videos
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter is to start selling pre-roll video ads ahead of Periscope videos in a move to make a little more money from its service. ... read more ...


Google To Deprecate and Remove Trust From 30,000 Symantec-issued Extended Validation Certificates
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

"Removal of recognition of the Extended Validation status of Symantec issued certificates, until such a time as the community can be assured in the policies and practices of Symantec, but no sooner than one year." ... read more ...


Twitter Considering Enhanced Version of TweetDeck for Professionals
Posted in Twitter by bill

Twitter is mulling over the idea of an enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals, which may include a monthly subscription. ... read more ...


Hacked Sites up 36pct in the Last Year
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Google reports it detected a 36% increase of hacked sites in 2016, compared to 2015. ... read more ...


Google Reacts to Advertisers Suspending ads on YouTube
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by nonstop

Google says it's expanding "safeguards to advertisers" following advertisers suspending advertising on YouTube. ... read more ...


Approaching Google SEO as a Zero Sum Game
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how and why to approach Google SEO as a zero sum game, or why it is smarter to take a different view. ... read more ...


Google Fred Update Targets Ad Heavy, Low Value Content Sites
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by reseller

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google "Fred" update. ... read more ...


Updated Google Rater Guidelines: Fake News, Inaccurate Content & Hate Sites
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has just published the latest Google Rater Guidelines, 14 March 2017. ... read more ...


Vimeo Opens Up 360 Video With Revenue Earning Opportunities for Creatives
Posted in Web Video Creation and Optimization by engine

Vimeo 360 is now open and will allow uploading of videos up to 8K. ... read more ...


Google's Gary Illyes Names Latest Algo Change: Fred Update
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by martinibuster

Perhaps it was a flippant remark, but when a significant update takes place and the SERPs shift, it's always good to give it a name for reference. ... read more ...


SEO Weather vs SEO Climate
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Weather is a snapshot of what you see outside on any one single day. ... read more ...


Statcounter: Android Comes Close to Challenge Windows For Top OS World-Wide
Posted in Foo by engine

Android has come very close to surpassing Windows as the world's most popular operating system across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile when combined. ... read more ...


Firefox 52 Released, With WebAssembly Support
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla has released Firefox 52 with WebAssembly support for 3D video games, CAD, video and image editing, and scientific visualisation to perform much better. ... read more ...


Uniregistry Price Increases of 3000pct For Some New gTLDs
Posted in Domain Names by brotherhood_of_LAN

For instance, it would appear anyone with a .hosting domain who paid and would have renewed at $20, will now have to pay $300. ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - March 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by andymorris

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


Google AdSense WordPress Plugin Deprecated
Posted in Google AdSense by skynet84

Google's official AdSense plugin for WordPress will be deprecated from May, 2017. ... read more ...


Snap Inc. Trading 41pct Up, Valuing the Company at $33.6 Billion
Posted in Social Media Marketing by engine

It seems investors were eager to invest in Snapchat. ... read more ...


RIP DMOZ: The Open Directory Project is closing
Posted in Directories by bill

WebmasterWorld notes the passing of one of the most important directories on the web ... read more ...


Mobile Page Bounce Rates and New Benchmarks
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

New statistics show that load time can significantly affect bounce rates. ... read more ...


Google Exposes IE and Edge Vulnerability "type confusion flaw"
Posted in Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer by engine

Google has disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and IE and dubbed it "type confusion flaw." ... read more ...


Mozilla Acquires Read it Later Inc., Developers of Pocket
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla has announced the acquisition of Read it later Inc., the developers of Pocket. ... read more ...


Facebook Tests Ads in Publisher Videos
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook is testing mid-roll ads in videos, splitting the revenues between publisher and Facebook. ... read more ...


CloudFlare Bug: Private Sessions and Personal Information Exposed - CloudBleed Bug
Posted in Webmaster General by martinibuster

Compared to the Heartbleed bug of 2014, Google's researchers discovered that people's private sessions and personal information could be seen by strangers, or by thieves. ... read more ...


SHA-1 Defeated, Google Urges Movement to Cryptographic hashes such as SHA-256 and SHA-3
Posted in Webmaster General by brotherhood_of_LAN

CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google create a practical attack on SHA-1 and advocate that the protocol should no longer be considered secure. ... read more ...


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