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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   July 30, 2015
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 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 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 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 ...

 

Report: New Apple Safari To Feature Ad Blocking Option
Posted in Google AdSense by born2run

Google AdSense publishers discuss the report that Apple's latest iOS release of Safari is to include ad blocking option. ... read more ...

 

Google Location Aware Search is Live
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Google has made its Location-Aware search live for mobile users. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Rolls Out Block List Sharing for Privacy and Safety
Posted in Twitter by bill

Block list sharing is rolling out now, and should be available to all users in the coming weeks. ... read more ...

 

Google Shopping Feed Specification and Product Taxonomy Updated
Posted in Google Shopping (Was Google Merchant Center) by engine

Google has made changes for Shopping feed specifications and product taxonomy, so if you're a Google Shopping webmaster you'll need to make sure you've updated by the deadline of September 15, 2015. ... read more ...

 

Apple Sending Vehicles To Photograph Streets in UK and Ireland
Posted in UK Search and Internet Marketing News by engine

In a move to improve Apple's Maps service, it's sending out a fleet of vehicles to the UK and Ireland. It's already been sending vehicles out in the US, and you can find the schedule here. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Now Makes Conversations Easier To Follow
Posted in Twitter by engine

This new facility on twitter has taken a long time to arrive, with the facility being on third party apps for a long while. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2015
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

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

 

Firefox Adds Pocket, Webmasters Voice Copyright Concerns
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by tangor

Webmasters discuss the concern over Firefox Pocket stripping content from sites, removing branding, copyrights, and more. ... read more ...

 

Yahoo announces plans to kill off several services
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by bill

Say goodbye to Maps, Pipes, GeoPlanet and PlaceSpotter APIs, and some regional sites ... read more ...

 

Google Panda Refresh Expected in 2 - 4 Weeks
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by SnowMan68

According to the latest information from Google, there should be a Panda refresh in the coming two to four weeks. ... read more ...

 

Pinterest Buyable Pins Coming to US
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Pinterest is to introduce Buyable Pins to US iPhone and iPad, with Android and desktop to follow. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Can Now Send You PGP Encrypted Notifications
Posted in Facebook Marketing by bill

Facebook will now allow for PGP-encrypted emails, the site announced today. ... read more ...

 

Monitoring Bounce Rate from Google Serps
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

Discussing the value and different ways of monitoring the bounce rate of visitors from Google search results ... read more ...

 

Google Confirms "Buy Button" To Appear "Imminently" in SERPs
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google has confirmed it's going to change the SERPs to include the ability for buyers to remain on its site and buy goods and services without leaving Google's site. ... read more ...

 

2015 Internet Trends
Posted in Professional Webmaster Business Issues by engine

Researchers, marketers, developers, and anyone else, will learn from this. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Announces Audience Insights Tool For Advertisers
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter just announced its Audience Insights tool. ... read more ...

 

Resurrecting Old Websites
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

WebmasterWorld Members give great advice and ideas on resurrecting a 10-year old website. ... read more ...

 

Mobile Is Not Destroying Desktop Traffic
Posted in Professional Webmaster Business Issues by engine

Mobile has grown considerably, but not to the detriment of desktop. ... read more ...

 

New and Improved WebmasterWorld.com website
Posted in WebmasterWorld Community Center by jimsthoughts

As many of you know we've been developing the exciting, new responsive design for WebmasterWorld for some time. Today, we're officially announcing it's out of beta, and now live. ... read more ...

 

Bing App Indexing SEO
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

This is great if you really want to get the best out of your apps. ... read more ...

 

Yandex Releases Beta Version Of Its Browser, With Privacy Turned On By Default
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Privacy is the message that Yandex wants to get across with a new beta version of its browser. ... read more ...

 

LogJam Encryption Algo May Block Thousands of HTTPS Sites
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Most users won't realise what the problem is when they can't get to a site. ... read more ...

 

Google Webmaster Tools Renamed to Search Console
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

Google Webmaster Tools are now renamed Google Search Console. ... read more ...

 

Twitter's Content Now In U.S. Google Mobile SERPs
Posted in Twitter by engine

We knew this was coming, and it's finally here, but only on mobile SERPs in Google U.S. for the time being. ... read more ...

 

Google Confirms Algo Change: "Quality Update"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by netmeg

Google has confirmed many WebmasterWorld Member observations that there was a phantom update in recent days, and it seem there was a quality update. ... read more ...

 

Google Rich Snippets Data Dropping Out Of SERPs
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by FishingDad

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent disappearance of rich snippets in the SERPs. ... read more ...

 

Report: Google to Test Buy Buttons In Mobile SERPs
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Buy button tests in Google mobile SERPs may be tested any day now, according to people familiar with the matter. ... read more ...

 

Report: Mobile Networks In Europe Set To Block Google Ads
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

This would potentially affect publishers (AdSense), app developers, and advertisers, too, so it's quite wide-ranging. ... read more ...

 

Bing to Roll Out Mobile Friendly Algorithm
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing is preparing to roll out a mobile-friendly ranking algorithm. ... read more ...

 

Google Decides What to Remove in the EU's "Right to be Forgotten"
Posted in Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google decides what to remove in "right to be forgotten" decisions. ... read more ...

 

Google Patent on Determining Site Quality Score
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

WebmasterWorld Members discuss a recent Google patent on determining quality scores. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft has just announced all the different versions of Windows 10
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by bill

Windows 10 is coming this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Today, we are excited to share more details on the Windows 10 Editions. ... read more ...

 

Panda and Penguin NOT In Real Time
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by aakk9999

Many webmasters are still confused over Panda and Penguin recoveries, having made the required changes. Here's what you need to know. ... read more ...

 

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