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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Nov. 21, 2017
Disqus Hackers Got 17.5 Million Emails in 2012
Posted in Community Building and User Generated Content by engine

Disqus says it has forced reset of all passwords of affected users. ... read more ...

 

Danny Sullivan joins Google as a "sort of public liaison for search"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

Danny Sullivan joins Google in a public liason role. ... read more ...

 

How "Direct Traffic" May Be Undermining Your Marketing
Posted in New To Web Development by ergophobe

Are you wasting your marketing efforts? ... read more ...

 

Yahoo Data Breach Revealed as 3 Billion Accounts
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

Original disclosure was 1 billion accounts. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by westcoast

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

 

Share Your Theories on Google SERP Shake Up
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

WebmasterWorld Members share their theories on the latest Google SERPs changes. ... read more ...

 

Google Ends First Click Free Policy for Publishers
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

It'll replace it with what it calls "flexible sampling." ... read more ...

 

ICANN Postpones KSK Cryptographic Key Rollover
Posted in Domain Names by engine

A significant number of resolvers used by ISPs and network operators are not fully ready for the change which was due on 11 October 2017. ... read more ...

 

What's Changed From Being a Newbie Web Dev Today as Opposed to a Decade Ago
Posted in New To Web Development by mack

WebmasterWorld Members look at the techniques and tricks that worked for newbie web developers a decade ago, and what works now. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft Becomes a Premium Sponsor of Open Source Initiative
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

How the industry has changed, eh! ... read more ...

 

Google Opens Shopping Ads to Comparisons Services Within Europe
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

It is now confirmed by Google that it's to open its Shopping ads in Europe to Comparison Services businesses. ... read more ...

 

Twitter Tests Tweets With 280 Characters
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter is testing longer tweets, 280 character limits, with selected users. ... read more ...

 

Firefox Quantum 57 in Beta - New Design and Much Faster
Posted in Firefox Browser Usage and Support by engine

Firefox Quantum 57 is now in beta and available to download for desktop, android and iOS. ... read more ...

 

Apple Switches Default Search From Bing to Google for Siri Web Search
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by travelin_cat

News just in that Apple is switching from Bing to Google for Siri web searches... ... read more ...

 

Google Adwords Updating Terms and Conditions
Posted in Google AdWords by goodroi

Google is making some significant changes to the Adwords Terms and Conditions which gives Google a bit more protection. ... read more ...

 

Google May Open Up its Ad Space to Competitors
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google has offered to open up its ad system to allow rivals to bid against Google to display products above its SERPs. ... read more ...

 

AWS Now to Start Charging Users By The Second
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

AWS has announced it'll start charging users by the second from October 2, 2017, instead of by the hour. ... read more ...

 

W3C Publishes EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as Recommendation
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

The W3C has published EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as a W3C recommendation. ... read more ...

 

Apple Ad Blocking Has Upset the Industry
Posted in Apple Software and Technology by elguiri

Intelligent tracking prevention in iOS 11 has the ad industry upset. ... read more ...

 

Bluetooth Vulnerability, BlueBorne, Allows Wireless Penetration of Billions of Devices
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by keyplyr

Eight new vulnerabilities allow attackers to take over bluetooth devices that are switched on. ... read more ...

 

Chrome 66 To Remove Trust For Symantec-issued Certificates Pre June 2016
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

Google has now explained the time line so that webmasters can arrange for a certificate from any trusted authority recognised by Chrome 66. ... read more ...

 

EU Copyright Proposals are a Concern for European Digital Rights Groups
Posted in Content, Writing and Copyright by tangor

"Copyright remains in flux world wide, but especially in the EU." ... read more ...

 

Security Breach at Equifax May Affect 143 Million
Posted in Website Security for Webmasters by engine

There could be Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses stolen. ... read more ...

 

LinkedIn Native Advertising Launches Audience Network
Posted in LinkedIn by engine

LinkedIn has launched its native advertising network, LinkedIn Audience Network. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook's ad metrics are being questioned by an analyst and suggests third party verification may be the way forward. ... read more ...

 

New Google Street View Cameras With Better Resolution
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google is rolling out new street view cameras to capture better street imagery. ... read more ...

 

Google's Gary Illyes says you can't know which links are "deemed critical"
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google's Gary Illyes was responding to a question about links. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by martinibuster

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

 

Google AdSense User First Beta Program
Posted in Google AdSense by csdude55

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google AdSense User First beta program and invites. ... read more ...

 

Spambot Harvests 711 million e-mail Addresses to Send Through Legitimate SMTP Servers
Posted in Foo by engine

Large scale malware operation harvests and exposes 711 million email and user details. ... read more ...

 

Microsoft and Amazon Collaborate over Cortana and Alexa
Posted in Microsoft Corporate by engine

Microsoft has said it's collaborating with Amazon over Alexa and Cortana. ... read more ...

 

Android Banking Trojan Developers May Have Found a Way Past Google Play Security
Posted in Foo by engine

There's a report that a banking trojan may have a way past Google Play security via a seemingly benign game. ... read more ...

 

Adware Spreads Via Social Engineering: Facebook Messenger
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by bill

Best to be wary of links. ... read more ...

 

Brand or Audience First?
Posted in New To Web Development by keyplyr

Do you develop for your brand or audience first? Webmasterworld Members review the options and presents ideas. ... read more ...

 

Be HTTPs by October or Chrome will show "not secure" flag
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by goodroi

This was first announced in April and now Google is reminding http webmasters that October is quickly approaching. ... read more ...

 

Google to Run Silent 6-Second Video Previews in SERPs
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google is to run silent, six second previews of videos in SERPs. ... read more ...

 

How Do You Build Webpages?
Posted in New To Web Development by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how beginners might go about building web pages and sites. ... read more ...

 

August 2017 AdSense Earnings and Observations
Posted in Google AdSense by RedBar

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google AdSense and weather reports. ... read more ...

 

Where The Internet is Headed
Posted in Webmaster General by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the future of the Internet, and look at new technologies, and new opportunities. ... read more ...

 

Facebook "Watch" Video Could Earn Publishers Up To 55pct
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook has revamped its video section which allows its partners to earn as much as 55% of the revenue earned. ... read more ...

 

Google AdSense: Reports of Huge CPC Drops
Posted in Google AdSense by ivok

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the huge CPC drops in Google AdSsense, and what might be causing it. ... read more ...

 

Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by MrSavage

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

 

Google Quality Rater Guidelines Updated July 27, 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google has updated its Quality Rater Guidelines again, dated July 27, 2017. ... read more ...

 

Facebook Will Boost Rank of Faster Loading Pages In The Newsfeed
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook will apply a higher ranking for faster loading pages. ... read more ...

 

Being a Webmaster
Posted in New To Web Development by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld members discuss what is it that a webmaster does, and why have a website? How do you get started? ... read more ...

 

Google Image Search on Mobile Now With Badges
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by engine

Google's images search for the web and in the Android app now shows badges on images. ... read more ...

 

Google's Shopper Tracking Attracts Complaint to FTC
Posted in Google, Alphabet Inc., Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues by engine

Google's plan to track and connect bricks and mortar purchases to online advertising has attracted a complaint to the FTC over privacy concerns. ... read more ...

 

Web Development Success is Often Built on the Lessons of Webdev Fails
Posted in New To Web Development by Webwork

If you're new to web development the content of this thread could give you a head start. If you're experienced, let's hear your contributions: We were all beginners once upon a time. ... read more ...

 

Authorized Digital Sellers, Ads.txt, Authorized to Sell Their Digital Inventory
Posted in Google AdWords by keyplyr

"Ads.txt is a simple, flexible, and secure method for publishers and distributors to declare who is authorized to sell their inventory, improving transparency for programmatic buyers." Google has been running tests on this, and it should go some way towards tackling fraud. ... read more ...

 

It's official: Adobe to kill Flash Player, end support by 2020
Posted in Flash and Shockwave by bill

It's official, Adobe to end support for Flash. ... read more ...

 

WordPress: Vulnerability Scanners WPScan, WPSeku
Posted in WordPress by TorontoBoy

WebmasterWorld Members discuss WordPress vulnerability scanners, WPScan and WPSeku. ... read more ...

 

Google AdSense: No More Pop-Up and Pop Under - New Rule
Posted in Google AdSense by frankleeceo

Google has clarified a rule confirming that AdSense on pop-ups and pop-unders is forbidden. ... read more ...

 

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