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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Feb. 24, 2018
Steve Yegge - Long Time Googler Leaves Google
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by Brett_Tabke

In a scathing and methodical blog post, long time Googler Steve Yegge does a through take down of Google as he leaves the company. "Google just isn't a very inspiring place to work anymore. I love being fired up by my work, but Google had gradually beaten it out of me." ... read more ...

 

DuckDuckGo Adds Tracker Blocking Features
Posted in Alternative Search Engines by Brett_Tabke

"DuckDuckGo is serving up a privacy rating for each website visited. This grade is based on how many hidden trackers a site is deploying; whether it's encrypting your connection; and also considering the site's own privacy policy (for the latter activity DDG is partnering with terms of service rating initiative". ... read more ...

 

Google to use Page Speed as Metric in Mobile Search Ranking
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Brett_Tabke

"Today we're announcing that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches." ... read more ...

 

Google's YouTube Changes Monetization Rules For Creators
Posted in Google AdWords by engine

These are significant changes for creators. ... read more ...

 

Page Speed Insights Use Data From Chrome User Experience Report
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google confirms the source of PageSpeed Insights data. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Changes Algo Feed to Show Less From Publishers and Brands
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by mcneely

In a significant move, Facebook has said it'll be changing the news feed to show less from publishers and advertisers. ... read more ...

 

Google AdSense Publishers Report Increase in Empty Ad Spots
Posted in Google AdSense by ruggiero

Discussion about publishers reporting an apparent increase in empty ad slots. ... read more ...

 

Google Rolling Out 16-Months Performance Data in New Search Console
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google is rolling out a new search console with extended data including 16-months of data... ... read more ...

 

Google Consolidates Android Pay and Google Wallet into Google Pay
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Android Pay and Google Wallet are now Google Pay. ... read more ...

 

Serious CPU Vulnerabilities Named Meltdown and Spectre
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Meltdown and Spectre are affecting PCs, mobile devices, and in the cloud. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2018
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by samwest

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

 

Browser Login Managers Exploited for Web Tracking
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Password manager tools in browsers are being exploited for web tracking. ... read more ...

 

Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor flaw forces OS Updates
Posted in Foo by Brett_Tabke

Updates to OS could slow the system by as much as 30pct. ... read more ...

 

Predictions for 2018
Posted in Foo by Shepherd

WebmasterWorld Members mull over 2018 predictions. ... read more ...

 

WebmasterWorld Server Moved
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by Brett_Tabke

We are back. Major thanks to The Ninjas for all the help! ... read more ...

 

Google Will Eventually Stop Following Links on Noindex Pages
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google will eventually stop following links from a page that has noindex on it. ... read more ...

 

Eric Schmidt is Stepping Down From Alphabet
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by blend27

Eric Schmidt is stepping down in January from his role as executive chairman of Alphabet. ... read more ...

 

Tool To Check How Your Site Performs from China
Posted in Asia and Pacific Region by bill

WebmasterWorld Members discuss a tool to check how a site looks from China. ... read more ...

 

Google Chrome Starts Blocking Ads Not Complying With Coalition for Better Ads, Feb 15, 2018
Posted in Google Chrome Browser by engine

Google Chrome will start removing "failing" status ads that don't comply with the Coalition for Better Ads Guidelines. ... read more ...

 

Are You Ready For Google's Mobile First Indexing
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Mobile First indexing is a real thing, now: Make sure your site is ready by following these tips. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Clamps Down on "Engagement Bait"
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Posts and pages that use tag baiting and comment baiting will now be demoted by Facebook. ... read more ...

 

U.S. F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
Posted in Foo by engine

Well, that's it, it's a done deal. ... read more ...

 

Bing Adds Intelligent Search, Powered by AI
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing has announced new AI-powered features making it more interactive. ... read more ...

 

ROBOT Website Exploit is Back, After 19 Years
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Websites are vulnerable to a crypto exploit, called ROBOT, which was originally discovered way back in 1998. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Adds "Threads" Feature for Tweetstorms
Posted in Twitter by engine

It's a far more elegant way of making multi-threaded messages. ... read more ...

 

Social Media is "ripping apart the social fabric of how society works"
Posted in Professional Webmaster Business Issues by engine

"I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works," ... read more ...

 

Apple Acquires Music Recognition Service, Shazam
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

Shazam was estimated to be worth $1 Billion in January of 2015. ... read more ...

 

Blog Bribes and Search Engine Penalties
Posted in Foo by engine

The topic of paying for content has arisen again, with some strong accusations and denials. ... read more ...

 

Google Add Expanded Features Snippets, Knowledge Panel Updates and Suggested Content
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has made a number of updates to Featured Snippets, and has updated the Knowledge Panel, along with suggested content on search topics. ... read more ...

 

Oath and Mozilla Sue and Countersue Over Yahoo Search Deal
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla removed Yahoo as default search provider, resulting in a lawsuit by Oath. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - December 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by seoskunk

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

 

Google Warns About Event Markup Abuse May Result in Manual Action
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has warned marketers over misuse of Event markup, and may risk manual action. ... read more ...

 

Apple MacOS High Sierra Bug Allows Logins Without Passwords
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

It seems you can log in to the latest software with the password, root. ... read more ...

 

Imgur Hack 1.7 Million emails and Passwords Stolen
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Imgur has said 1.7 million passwords and e-mails were stolen back in 2014, and it went unnoticed until Thursday last week. ... read more ...

 

Intel Critical Vulnerability in Desktop and Server Chipsets
Posted in Webmaster Hardware by engine

Intel has said its Management Engine (ME), Server Platform Services (SPS) and Triusted Execution Engine (TXE) are all vulnerable to security flaws. ... read more ...

 

U.S. Net Neutrality Under Threat
Posted in Foo by engine

Net Neutrality in the U.S is under threat. ... read more ...

 

E.U. Ends "Geoblocking" of Ecommerce Across Member States
Posted in Ecommerce by engine

The E.U. has reached agreement whereby consumers can buy products and services from any online business in any E.U. country. ... read more ...

 

Google Adds Trust Project Labelling
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google is adding Trust Project labelling for newrooms to add to their content. ... read more ...

 

Google Says AMP Pages Must Have Close Content Parity or Receive Manual Action Message
Posted in Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) by engine

Google has said from February 1, 2018, AMP pages must have close content parity to comparable to the original canonical page content. ... read more ...

 

EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Analytics cookies
Posted in Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging by bill

The new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is meant to protect the privacy, but it looks like it could be a nightmare for webmasters whose sites have dealings with citizens of the EU. ... read more ...

 

The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Exact Match Domains (EMDs)
Posted in Domain Names by Webwork

"It ain't over 'til it's over and the value of EMDs doesn't reside only in the ephemera of weighting of "words in domains" in search engine ranking signals." ... read more ...

 

Twitter Working on New Authentication and Verification Program
Posted in Twitter by engine

It's reviewing the current system and also verifications, so even if you are verified today, that status may be removed. ... read more ...

 

Firefox 57 Quantum Released
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Mozilla claim it's twice as fast as its browser of six month ago. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Rolls Out Tweet Capability to 280 Characters
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter's test of 280 characters shows it wasn't over-used, and it's now rolling it out to all. ... read more ...

 

Pubcon Acquires WebmasterWorld
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by Brett_Tabke

Brett Tabke has re-acquired WebmasterWorld. ... read more ...

 

Google AdWords: Wasted Spend -- Still Hurts the Most
Posted in Google AdWords by RhinoFish

WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google AdWords and one of the most annoying aspects, wasted spend, and what to do about it. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Jez123

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

 

Beyond Backup: Preserving Your Web Data
Posted in Website Technology Issues by explorador

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the options for backing up and archiving web sites and data. ... read more ...

 

Google Drops Access to Travel API - Affects Major Travel Players
Posted in Google APIs Maps, Tools and Google Labs Projects by martinibuster

Google has said no new registrations are being allowed, and it's shutting off access of its QPX Express API service as of April 10, 2018. ... read more ...

 

New China Domain Law Now Much Tougher
Posted in Asia and Pacific Region by bill

Getting a .cn domain is now much tougher with this new law. ... read more ...

 

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