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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   May 28, 2017
Google Ad Hub (beta) Connects User Spending With Ads on its System
Posted in Google AdWords by sun818

Google's Ads Hub (beta) is being devised by the company to help identify the connection to an online ad through to a consumer purchase which may occur in a retail store. ... read more ...


Internal Anchor Text Causes Wrong Page to Rank in Google?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by timemachined

WebmasterWorld Members discuss an interesting effect reported where the internal anchor text on one page causes the wrong page to be ranked in Google. ... read more ...


Supreme Court Ruling Gets Tough on Patent Trolls
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that patent lawsuits can only be filed in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. ... read more ...


Analytics is THE Engine of Change
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by iamlost

Analytics has become far, far more than mere tracking and logging. ... read more ...


Facebook Fined by E.U. 110 miln Euros ($122 miln) Over WhatsApp
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

The E.U. has fined Facebook 110 million euros, $122 million, for misleading information regarding the acquisition of WhatsApp back in 2014. ... read more ...


Facebook Makes Refunds to Some Advertisers After Finding Another Measurement Bug
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by tangor

Facebook has discovered a new bug in its ad measurement process, and results in calls for better and more transparent measurements. ... read more ...


At Home with the Robots: 2017 edition
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by lucy24

Comprehensive assessment and record of search engine robots. ... read more ...


Google Tests Dropping First Organic if it's a Featured Snippet in SERPs
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

There are reports going round that Google is dropping the result from organic from the featured snippet. ... read more ...


Microsoft Calls For Collective Action Over WannaCrypt Cyberattack
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by tangor

Microsoft has called for collective action over the WannaCrypt cyberattack which took place in the last few days. ... read more ...


Facebook Changes Algo to Cut Back on Low Quality Content and Ads
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook makes a change to its algo to downgrade low quality content and ads. ... read more ...


Opera Desktop Browser is Reborn
Posted in Opera Browser Usage and Support by bill

Opera 45 is released, based on Chromium 58, and ready for Mac, Windows, and Linux. ... read more ...


Google AdSense "Ad Balance" Gives Publishers Greater Control Over Ads
Posted in Google AdSense by engine

Google AdSense "Ad Balance" new feature will help publishers by giving more control to improve the ads users see, and how those changes affect your earnings. ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by reseller

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


Google Docs Phishing Scheme Blocked by Google
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by Robert_Charlton

The messages often appear to be coming from people you may know. ... read more ...


About.com Re-brands to Become Dotdash
Posted in Foo by engine

About.com, the long-established site, is to get a re-brand as its owners re-brand it to Dotdash. ... read more ...


Twitter Teams up With Bloomberg for 24-Hour Streaming Video News
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has announced a partnership with Bloomberg for a 24-hour a day video news streaming service. ... read more ...


Blocking Googlebot Correctly and Fully: robots.txt, nofollow
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by MrBlack

WebmasterWorld Members assess the correct methods and syntax to block Googlebot from crawling, including robots.txt and nofollow. ... read more ...


Google Announces Quality Improvements to Search
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has just announced it's making quality improvements to its search to tackle some of the issues and challenges its been facing. ... read more ...


U.S. Bricks and Mortar Stores Closing at Their Fastest Rate
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

Ecommerce on its own is not solely to blame. ... read more ...


How do you find links to boost Google rankings?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Back in dinosaur days, you could submit your site to directories and get a bunch of links that actually boosted your Google rankings. Today directory links are so dead that even the DMOZ directory has closed shop. So how do you find and evaluate links to figure out which ones will boost your Google rankings? ... read more ...


10 Vulnerabilities Discovered in over 20 Linksys Smart WiFi Routers Potentially Allowing DoS Attack
Posted in Webmaster Hardware by tangor

Linksys have issued a security advisory with a temporary fix while it says it's working on a a firmware update on all affected devices. ... read more ...


Report: Google Plans Ad Blocking in Chrome
Posted in Google Chrome Browser by tangor

Google Chrome could soon have an ad blocker turned on by default. ... read more ...


Microsoft Authenticator Kills Off the Need For Account Passwords
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Microsoft has killed off the need to remember passwords to access a Microsoft account with its new Authenticator phone logins. ... read more ...


The Ad Blocking Arms Race May Now Be Over
Posted in Professional Webmaster Business Issues by engine

This one may be a game changer. ... read more ...


Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by ergophobe

Google's Tensor processing AI chips save it from building dozens of new data centers. ... read more ...


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