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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   May 7, 2015
Facebook launches Messenger for web browsers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

The social network unveiled a Web version of Messenger ... read more ...

 

Responsive Web Design vs. Alternatives: The Great Debate
Posted in Mobile Web Site Design and Development by MrSavage

WebmasterWorld Members debate responsive web design, and the alternatives when serving a mobile and desktop audience. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by getcooking

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

 

Report Says Facebook is Tracking All Site Visitors, Violating EU Law
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Many privacy campaigners have been concerned about extensive levels of tracking, and this is especially important if a user chooses to opt out. ... read more ...

 

ICANN Proposal to Release New Country and Territory Domains
Posted in Domain Names by engine

ICANN has started a public comment over the release of new country and territory domains within the .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE TLDs ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Confirms Its Future Browsers Will Not Have Do Not Track as Standard
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

This is a turnaround from its previous stance, and users that want DNT can change the setting. ... read more ...

 

Europe Ready to File Anti-Trust Charges Against Google
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by Brett_Tabke

The European Commission nears an anti-trust investigation into Google and its practices in Europe. ... read more ...

 

eCommerce and Google's SERPs
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Whitey

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest developments for eCommerce in Google's SERPs, and where it may go in the future. ... read more ...

 

Firefox 37 Released With Changed URL Bar and Uprated Security Features
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Firefox 37 released and there is improved security and a changed URL bar. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Releases First Windows 10 Preview with "Spartan" Browser
Posted in Microsoft Internet Explorer by bill

Windows testers will get an early preview of the 'Spartan' browser. ... read more ...

 

Google SERPs Update Demoted Wikipedia
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aristotle

According to WebmasterWorld Members, Wikipedia appears to have been hit by Google SERPs movements. ... read more ...

 

Rumor: Yahoo may end search alliance with Microsoft
Posted in Yahoo Search Engine and Directory by bill

Will Yahoo drop the Bing-powered search results in favor of their own search technology? ... read more ...

 

Google Loses Appeal To Stop Apple Safari Users Suing Over Privacy
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by RedBar

Google has lost its court appeal to halt Apple Safari users suing the company over claims that Google bypassed Safari security settings. ... read more ...

 

Google AdWords Extends Product Ratings To UK, France and Germany
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

Google AdWords said it has extended the product rating system beyond the US, now to UK, France and Germany. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Introduces "Periscope" Video Streaming
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter has introduced its recently-acquired "Periscope" live video streaming app. ... read more ...

 

Facebook In Talks Over Hosting News Sites' Content
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook want to host news sites' content, according to people familiar with the matter. ... read more ...

 

Pinterest "Pinnability" Machine Learning For Home Feed Relevance
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Pinterest engineering has gone into detailed explanation about how it can bring personalized and relevant Pins to the newsfeed. ... read more ...

 

Google Chrome's New Javascript Techniques Help Speed Page Loading
Posted in Google Chrome Browser by engine

Two new techniques in Chrome to help speed browsing, especially on a mobile connection. ... read more ...

 

2012 FTC Antitrust Probe Into Google: Documents Exposed Reveal "real harm to consumers and to innovation"
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

"The staff report from the agency's bureau of competition, which hasn't before been disclosed, recommended the commission bring a lawsuit challenging three separate Google practices,..." ... read more ...

 

Google To Shut Down Old Webmaster Tools API April 20, 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Webmasters should, of course, already be migrating to the new API. ... read more ...

 

Google Mobile Algo to be Bigger Than Panda or Penguin as Deadline Looms
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Whitey

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the impact of Google's smartphone/mobile algorithm having a greater impact than Panda or Penguin. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft To Kill Off The Internet Explorer Brand
Posted in Microsoft Internet Explorer by bill

Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away. ... read more ...

 

Windows 10 Launches Summer 2015
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by bill

Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. ... read more ...

 

Dot Com Turns 30-Years Old, and There's no Sign of its Popularity Declining
Posted in Domain Names by engine

Some may be surprised to know .com is 30. ... read more ...

 

Google Doorway Page Algorithm Refreshed
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

Google is to introduce a ranking adjustment for doorway pages. ... read more ...

 

Google SERPs Knowledge Layout With No Organic Above Fold
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

WebmasterWorld members discuss Google SERPs layout with Knowledge Graph and no organic results above the fold. ... read more ...

 

WordPress Yoast SEO Plugin Serious Vulnerability Fixed
Posted in WordPress by engine

Update your Yoast SEO plugin. ... read more ...

 

Google WMT Now Includes a Blocked Resources Report
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Blocked resources report will help find Googlebot crawling errors. ... read more ...

 

Demanding Nofollow Removal or a Link Takedown Request
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Rlilly

WebmastersWorld Members debate whether a nofollow is fair, and whether it ought to be follow, or to submit a link take-down demand. ... read more ...

 

WordPress Developer, Automattic, Wins Case Over False DMCA Claim
Posted in Content, Writing and Copyright by engine

It can be expensive for those that think submitting false DMCA claims is a way of censorship. ... read more ...

 

Google Mobile Smartphone Algo April 21st: Real Time And Page By Page Basis
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

Google's Mobile/Smartphone Algorithm is likely to be page-by-page, and in real time: The "Smartphone Update." ... read more ...

 

Google Launches Compare For U.S. Car Insurance
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google's latest move to become a comparison site took a step forward with Compare for car insurance in the U.S. ... read more ...

 

Facebook warns page owners their 'Like' count may dip
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

Facebook will be removing Likes on business Pages from inactive and memorialized accounts. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - March 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Itanium

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

 

Google's Knowledge Graph:Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

The possibility of the SERPs changing from significantly link-based, to greater emphasis on trustworthiness-based might be closer than some may think. ... read more ...

 

"Freak" Security Flaw Could Impact Apple and Google Users
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

More than one third of encrypted Web sites - including those bearing the "lock" icon that signifies a connection secured by SSL technology - proved vulnerable to attack... ... read more ...

 

Google AdSense PII Email Error "Sent Inadvertently"
Posted in Google AdSense by dolcevita

According to Google AdSense, last week's PII error emails were sent inadvertently to publishers. ... read more ...

 

First Signs of Google + Being Split Up?
Posted in Google Plus by bill

Bradley Horowitz appointed to run to be running Google's Photos and Streams products. Is this a sign of Google+ being split up. ... read more ...

 

Google To Expand Mobile Friendliness As A Ranking Signal
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by travelin_cat

The time to make sure your site is mobile friendly is approaching! ... read more ...

 

ICANN .APP Auction, Winning Bidder, Google, Pays $25,001,000
Posted in Domain Names by engine

Winner of ICANN auction for .APP gTLD pays $25,001,000, and it's Charleston Road Registry Inc. ... read more ...

 

Can Google's YouTube Ever Turn a Profit: Revenue Up From $3 billion to $4 billion
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Facebook is snapping at its heels, and yet, according to people familiar with the matter, Google's YouTube revenue is up from $3 billion to $4 billion. ... read more ...

 

Google Tests AdSense Ads With White-Grey Striped Background
Posted in Google AdSense by HowYesNo

WebmasterWorld members spot a new test from Google AdSense which they dislike. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches a New Ads Manager Mobile App, Says it has 2-Million Active Advertisers
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

This new mobile app should make it easier for advertisers to manage their ads on the go. ... read more ...

 

Are links no longer important to Google?
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

What to consider when decoding the preferred ranking signals for Google search ... read more ...

 

Server Farms IP Tracking Resource - February 2015
Posted in Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification by incrediBILL

WebmasterWorld members provide an extensive range of IP addresses and user agent names that can be used to keep vast numbers of scrapers off websites. ... read more ...

 

HTTP/2 is Finalised
Posted in Website Technology Issues by bill

HTTP/2 and HPACK specification is now formally approved. ... read more ...

 

Yandex Seeks Russian Antitrust Investigation Into Google Search Bundling on Android
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

It seems that Yandex can now no longer be pre-installed by Yandex partners. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Launches Product Ads
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook is really upping its game on advertising with these new product ads. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Rolls Out TweetDeck Teams
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter's TweetDeck gets a new "Teams" feature for account sharing. ... read more ...

 

Bing Publishes "Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries"
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Webmasters involved in "local" should get a better understanding of how to get the best out of Bing. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by bill

"We're optimistic that ISO 27018 can serve as a template for regulators and customers alike as they seek to ensure strong privacy protection across geographies and vertical industry sectors." ... read more ...

 

Pinterest Pulls the Plug On Affiliate Links
Posted in Pinterest by engine

"We believe this change will enable us to keep the high bar of relevancy and quality Pinners expect from Pinterest." ... read more ...

 

LinkedIn Makes Significant Changes to its Developer Program
Posted in LinkedIn by engine

Developers take note, May 12 the LinkedIn API becomes limited to support certain uses. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Advertisers To Get Ad Relevance Scores
Posted in Facebook Marketing by engine

Facebook introduces a relevance scoring system for advertisers rolling out this week. ... read more ...

 

Pinterest and Apple Team Up For "App Pins" For Easier App Discovery
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Getting an App noticed is pretty difficult if you're just relying on the App Store. This development with Apple may be helpful for the smaller app developers. ... read more ...

 

http to https - Final Pre-Flight Checklist
Posted in Webmaster General by Frank_Rizzo

WebmasterWorld Members discuss final pre-flight checks before converting a site from http to https ... read more ...

 

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