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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   May 7, 2015
Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Mentat

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


Google Acquires Time Scheduling System Business, Timeful Inc.
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google has announced it's acquired the time scheduling app, service and company, Timefiul Inc. ... read more ...


EU Court Rules Skype Name Cannot Be Registered: Too Similar to Sky UK
Posted in Webmaster General by nickreynolds

An EU Court rules Skype's name is so similar to the broadcaster Sky's that there will be public confusion between the two! ... read more ...


Facebook's Internet.org Platform Opened Up to Developers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is opening up its internet.org to developers in a move to make it "more transparent and inclusive." ... read more ...


Microsoft Taking a Hard Stance Against Misleading and Malicious Advertisements
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Microsoft is making moves to combat misleading ads which could also deliver malware and misleading downloads to users. ... read more ...


How Much is a Tweet Worth? Valuing Digital Influencers
Posted in Twitter by ergophobe

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the value in a tweet, and, how you value a tweet by a "digital influencer." ... read more ...


Microsoft Confirms The Browser Codenamed "Spartan" Will Be Called Microsoft Edge
Posted in Microsoft Internet Explorer by bill

Microsoft has confirmed its browser, codenamed Spartan, will be called Microsoft Edge. ... read more ...


Twitter Introduces The Best of Tweets With "Highlights"
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter's new Highlights is a summary of the best Tweets delivered via rich push notification. ... read more ...


Google Inc. Q1, 2015 Results, Revenue was $17.3 billion
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google's first quarter ended with revenues up 12% year on year. ... read more ...


Google Mobile Algo Roll-Out April 21, 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google smartphone mobile roll-out starting April 21, 2015. ... read more ...


Facebook tweaks News Feed to show more status updates from friends
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

Tweaks to the News Feed will show more status updates from friends in lieu of Liked stories ... read more ...


Yahoo and Microsoft Search Deal Now Includes Early Termination Clause
Posted in Yahoo Search Engine and Directory by engine

It seems there's a new termination clause included within the Yahoo and Microsoft deal, according to the SEC filing on April 20, 2015. ... read more ...


Twitter Re-Enables Direct Messages Option From Non-Followers
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has re-enabled the direct messaging option from anyone, even when not following each other. ... read more ...


How Soon For a New Responsive Site to Appear in Google SERPs Showing "Mobile Friendly"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the time-scales involved in getting a "mobile friendly" site in Google SERPs. ... read more ...


Google Switches Mobile Search To Show Real-World Names
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

More changes to mobile search prior to the mobile update coming on 21 April. ... read more ...


Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org Project Under Fire
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Several Indian firms have pulled out of the project claiming that it's confusing consumers into thinking Facebook is the Internet. ... read more ...


comScore: Bing Breaks Through 20pct US Search Share, March 2015
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Overall searches are up, too, which is an interesting statistic. ... read more ...


Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Amend Search Partnership
Posted in Yahoo Search Engine and Directory by travelin_cat

"Over the past few months, Satya and I have worked closely together to establish a revised search agreement that allows us to enhance our user experience and innovate more in our search business." ... read more ...


Europe "Statement of Objections": Antitrust Charges Against Google
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by Brett_Tabke

The E.U. has issued a statement of objections to Google, and reportedly, planning a fine as large as $6.4 billion. ... read more ...


Bing Now Labelling "Mobile Friendly" Sites In SERPs
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by nomis5

WebmasterWorld Members reporting Bing labelling "Mobile Friendly" sites in its SERPs. ... read more ...


Pew Internet Survey: Teens, Social Media and Technology Overview, 2015
Posted in Social Media Marketing by engine

Pew Internet survey published. If you're marketing to teens, you really ought to read the full report. Some of the stats will surprise you. ... read more ...


New Googlebot IPs Whitelist Error, and Site Loses Rankings
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Ralph_Slate

A WebmasterWorld Member describes the problem of running a white-list for Googlebot, and when Google's IPs change, and the white-list is not updated, the site rapidly lost rankings and, importantly, traffic. ... read more ...


New Google AdSense Performance Reports Cause Frustration
Posted in Google AdSense by RedBar

Google has announced new AdSense reports and, according to reports from WebmasterWorld Members, it's not an improvement. ... read more ...


April First Fun Spawns a State of Google Search Discussion
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by seoskunk

WebmasterWorld Members start a discussion about an April Fools prank, and it develops into a serious discussion about search. ... read more ...


LinkedIn Acquires Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion
Posted in LinkedIn by travelin_cat

"The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent cash and approximately 48 percent stock. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015." ... read more ...


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