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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Sep. 1, 2015
The Windows 10 Torrent Network
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by thomcraver

Windows 10 appears to be a peer-to-peer network for future Windows updates, by default. WebmasterWorld Members show how to disable the capability to help protect system integrity and user bandwith. ... read more ...

 

Running Google AdSense With HTTPS
Posted in Google AdSense by hamedh

"I try to convert our website to be HTTPS only, but see a drastic reduction in clicks (not impressions)." ... read more ...

 

Google To Defy France's Request for Global "Right to be Forgotten"
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google asks for France's regulator to withdraw its request for a Global "right-to-be-forgotten." ... read more ...

 

Facebook Second Quarter 2015 Results, $4.04B Revenue
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Total monthly active users were 1.49 billion, at 13pct growth, y-o-y. ... read more ...

 

Windows 10 Available in 190 Countries Today
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

Microsoft's long anticipated update to Windows is released in 190 countries today. ... read more ...

 

Server Farms - July 2015
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by Ocean10000

WebmasterWorld's in-depth discussion and resource on server farms. ... read more ...

 

Google Requires Publishers To Get Cookie Consent From EU Visitors From Sept 30
Posted in Google AdSense by Badger37

Google has refreshed its AdSense and DoubleClick policy so that all publishers serving EU visitors must obtain cookie consent. ... read more ...

 

Google+ Roll-Out: Using Google Without a Google+ Profile
Posted in Google Plus by engine

You will only require a Google Account in order to use YouTube, and that change will be rolling out to other Google products in due course. ... read more ...

 

Google Autocomplete API To Become Restricted From 10 August, 2015
Posted in Google APIs Maps, Tools and Google Labs Projects by engine

In effect, for most developers, this is closing it down, unless you're using the CSE from that time. ... read more ...

 

Google Claims All Top Level Domains (TLDs) Treated the Same.
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by incrediBILL

Google says that any top level domain is weighted the same, and keywords in domains, such as exact match domains (EMD), don't carry any weight, or disadvantage. ... read more ...

 

Google Panda 4.2 Rolling Out
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

Google has said Panda 4.2 is rolling out, slowly. It started on July 18, 2015. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by bill

Microsoft announced an emergency out-of-band patch for a critical flaw, affecting all supported versions of Windows, that fixes a bug that could allow someone to easily take over your computer. ... read more ...

 

Regaining Google Rankings After a Break From SEO
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by trinorthlighting

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the best SEO practices to restore a neglected site's rankings. ... read more ...

 

Bing Update Is Analytics Referral Segmentation Issue
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by MrSavage

At first it seemed as if it was a Bing update, based upon analytics showing traffic up. ... read more ...

 

Google Q2, 2015 Results Show $17.7 billion Revenue
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

According to the figures, Google's profits are up 17% to $3.93 billion, with mobile ad rates are improving... ... read more ...

 

Windows 10 will update whether you like it or not
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by bill

You agree to receive automatic updates without notice ... read more ...

 

Google Announces Test of Purchases, with "Buy on Google"
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Shoppers will see a test from Google search of a "Buy on Google" text appearing in mobile SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Google AdWords Estimated Total Conversions Now Measured Across Web and App
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

Google AdWords Estimated Total Conversion now shows the connections across mobile and desktop. ... read more ...

 

Mozilla Firefox Now Blocking Flash By Default
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla says that Adobe's Flash 18.0.0.203 (click-to-play) player is now blocked by default to help protect users. ... read more ...

 

Adobe Flash Critical Vulnerability for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Posted in Flash and Shockwave by engine

This new exploit was reported only on 10 July, so don't get it confused with the patch released on 8 July. ... read more ...

 

Bot ID and Blocking GET xmlrpc.php To Avoid Exploit
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld Members discuss bot blocking to avoid xmlrpc exploit. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Updates News Feed Control For More User Flexibility
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

This update is coming to iOS today, with Desktop and Android rolling out in the coming weeks. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

Microsoft announced today the official launch of Office 2016, the first new version since Office 2011. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Updates How CPC is Measured: Excludes Likes, Shares and Comments
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

...only the "click links" will now count. ... read more ...

 

New Google Shopping Interface Test... Pools Reviews, Specs, Product Info
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by MrSavage

Google appears to be testing a new Shopping interface panel in the SERPs which includes reviews, specifications and product information. ... read more ...

 

Google Announces Material Design Lite (MDL): A Specification For UI
Posted in Google APIs Maps, Tools and Google Labs Projects by engine

A UI specification and templates for all form factors across the web using vanilla CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Johan007

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

 

Correct Implementation of HSTS and HTTPS - Avoiding a "Bad Time"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the importance of the correct implementation of HSTS when your site uses HTTPS. ... read more ...

 

Facebook tweaks its logo to be more mobile-friendly
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

Facebook has a new logo, but the differences are subtle ... read more ...

 

Pinterest Ecommerce "Buyable Pins" Rolls Out to Apple Devices in US
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Now, it's rolling to Apple device users in the US. ... read more ...

 

Austrian Court Throws Out Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Although this case was rejected by the court, Max Schrems says he'll be appeal the decision. ... read more ...

 

Google Appears to Have Removed Google+ Posts From Knowledge Panel
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

It seems G+ posts have disappeared from Google SERPs knowledge graph panel. ... read more ...

 

Bing Replaces Google on AOL, Microsoft Passes Majority of Ad Sales To AOL
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Clearly, Bing is here to stay, and Microsoft feels that strong partnerships are the way forward. ... read more ...

 

Google Hotwording, Chrome Audio Spy Payload Removed
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by JS_Harris

Google's hotwording "listening" payload is no longer to be downloaded with Chrome. ... read more ...

 

Google Addresses Accidental Mobile Clicks
Posted in Google AdSense by netmeg

Google has made moves to reduce accidental clicks which are more likley on small-screen, mobile devices. ... read more ...

 

Yahoo and Oracle in Partnership for Java Updates to Include Making Yahoo Default
Posted in Yahoo Search Engine and Directory by engine

Remember those Java updates where there's an additional payload of some other software to download. ... read more ...

 

ICANN Proposal To Reveal Persons Identity When Whois is Registration is Private
Posted in Domain Names by engine

If you protect your privacy by using a proxy registration service, under ICANN's latest proposals, it will no longer be necessary to obtain a court order or subpoena requiring a proxy registration service to reveal the details of the individual. ... read more ...

 

Facebook's New Authorship Tag for Journalists and Bloggers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook has just introduced and authorship tag which is going to be great for journalists and bloggers alike. ... read more ...

 

Today's FREE and BEST Business Model
Posted in Webmaster General by Selen

WebmasterWorld Members debate whether "free" and "best" is making the user experience better, and whether ad blockers are making "free" more difficult to achieve. ... read more ...

 

Facebook's Experimental Algo For Facial Recognition Gets Smarter
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Even obscured faces are recognised with 83 accuracy. ... read more ...

 

June 17 Google Algorithm Changes: "News-Wave Update"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

WebmasterWorld Members discuss June 17 algorithm changes. ... read more ...

 

Google Announces "News Lab" For Journalists and Entrepreneurs
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"...we've created the News Lab, a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media." ... read more ...

 

Core Google Algorithm Change, not Panda = Everflux as Usual?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest everflux shift. ... read more ...

 

Google Trends Major Refresh - Now Shows Search,YouTube and Google News
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has given its Trends and overhaul, and it claims it's the biggest since 2012. ... read more ...

 

LastPass Hacked: Time to change your master password
Posted in Webmaster General by bill

LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. ... read more ...

 

Bing Moving to Encrypt Search Traffic by Default
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by travelin_cat

Bing is to encrypt search traffic by default, but will continue to pass referrer data. ... read more ...

 

Keyword Density Calculation
Posted in The Wall by anallawalla

WebmasterWorld Supporters discuss keyword density and its calculation, and the value of this knowledge today. (Subscription required) ... read more ...

 

France Gives Google 15-Days To Comply With "Right to be Forgotten," Globally
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

France's data protection regulator has called fore Google to comply with the request for the EU's "right to be forgotten", but on a global basis. ... read more ...

 

Long Tail Keywords: The SEO Opportunity
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the opportunities for long tail keywords. ... read more ...

 

Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, Steps Down
Posted in Twitter by engine

Dick Costolo has decided to step down as twitter CEO. ... read more ...

 

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