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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Feb. 18, 2019
New E.U. Rules Affect Google, Amazon, etc., Require More Transparency
Posted in Professional Webmaster Business Issues by engine

New agreements in the E.U. will require more transparency for many tech firms over how they rank their own products and services. ... read more ...

 

E.U.'s Articles 11 and 13 Copyright Directive Survive and Head For E.U. Parliament Approval
Posted in Content, Writing and Copyright by engine

The E.U.'s Copyright Directive, including the controversial Articles 11 and 13, have reached a new point where they are headed for E.U. Parliament approval sometime in March or April. ... read more ...

 

Google's Gary Illyes Talks About RankBrain
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Montresor

Google's Gary Illyes answers a question about RankBrain. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - February 2019
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by NickMNS

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

 

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Data Unification Stopped in Germany
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook's plan to unify its systems with Instagtram and WhatsApp has hit some buffers in Germany. ... read more ...

 

Chrome Extension Password Checkup from Google
Posted in Google Chrome Browser by engine

Google has a new Password Checker Chrome Extension. ... read more ...

 

Google Alphabet Q4 Revenues up 22pct to $39.3 billion
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Alphabet's Q4 revenues came in at $39.3 billion, which is up 22% y-o-y, with year end revenues of $136.8 billion, up 23% y-o-y. ... read more ...

 

Google Working on Defeating Punycode Domain Exploits
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Google has said it's working on a way to identify and block fake websites using the punycode exploit. ... read more ...

 

Apple Shuts Down All of Google's Internal Apps for Abusing Enterprise
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

Apple revoked Google's Enterprise Certificate and as a result, none of Google's internal apps are functional. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Acquires Distributed Postgres Company, Citus
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by graeme_p

" Citus is an innovative open source extension to PostgreSQL that transforms PostgreSQL into a distributed database, dramatically increasing performance and scale for application developers." ... read more ...

 

Google 7-Day Notice For Its Ad Reps to Start Making Changes to Ad Account
Posted in Google Ads (Was AdWords) by engine

Some advertisers are getting a 7-day notice email from Google that its own ad reps will start making changes to the ad account if the advertiser doesn't opt out. ... read more ...

 

Chrome Browser Update Might Break Independent Ad Blockers
Posted in Google Chrome Browser by engine

Google Chrome's planned update, Manifest v3 could disable independent ad blockers and privacy protection from working correctly. ... read more ...

 

E.U.'s Copyright Update Articles 11 and 13 Under Threat
Posted in Content, Writing and Copyright by engine

The E.U.'s proposed copyright update for modern times has hit some buffers. ... read more ...

 

DNS Change Will Kill Sites Dead: DNS Flag Day
Posted in Webmaster General by iamlost

A web DNS criticality will occur 01-February-2019: Non-compliant domains may become unavailable. Test yours now. ... read more ...

 

Facebook's 10-Year Challenge: Motives Questioned
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Those of you using Facebook must have seen the 10-year challenge over profile pictures. ... read more ...

 

Google and Automattic/WordPress Partner Over Newspack Publishing System
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google, with its News Initiative, has partnered with Automattic, the publisher of WordPress, to create Newspack, which is describes it as a secure, low cost publishing system for small newsrooms. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft: Windows 7 Support Ends on January 14, 2020
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

January 14, 2020, Microsoft ends support for Windows 7. ... read more ...

 

European Court Advisor Backs Google Over Limiting Right to be Forgotten
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

The right to be forgotten is unlikely to be extended globally. ... read more ...

 

Google "Exploit" Allows for Visual Knowledge Box Manipulation
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Brett_Tabke

You can change the knowledge box content for any search. ... read more ...

 

Can TF-IDF or Keyword Density Tools Help Rankings?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Looking at keyword density and page comparison for seo. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2019
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Cralamarre

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

 

Special Deals on gTLD and Spam
Posted in Domain Names by Webwork

"I remember thinking, when they put .info gTLD's "on sale" for 99 cents, that the sale would do little to improve the reputation of the dot info gTLD" ... read more ...

 

Predictions for 2019
Posted in Foo by engine

Each year we revisit this topic and it's surprising how many prove correct. What are your predictions for 2019? ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Releases Important Fix for IE Zero Day Bug
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

The vulnerability is serious, and could allow the attacker significant rights to control a PC and to steal data. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Comes Under Fire Again For Use of Access to User Data
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook is under scrutiny again for the sharing of user data, and promptly defends its position. ... read more ...

 

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